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SpokenMedia Player

We’ve developed a first pass of a new video player for SpokenMedia that integrates video playback and transcript display. (Well, ok we did this in late-December and initially demo’d this in January with IIHS.)

Our goals with the player development:

  • Javascript-player
  • Play multiple videos on the same page
  • Highlight the phrase corresponding to relevant point in the video
  • Be able to switch between multiple audio tracks (if they are available)
  • Be able to switch between transcripts in multiple languages (if they are available)
  • Be able to search through a transcript, and play the video by clicking on the search result
  • Be able to open source the player
  • Include the OEIT logo

We worked with a great developer, Ryan Lee at, to develop the player.

We used the player as part of our demo for the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

YouTube EDU and iTunesU

An interesting article on TechCrunch today about YouTube EDU and iTunesU.

YouTube has reported on the one year anniversary of the launch of YouTube EDU:

MIT on YouTube EDU
Source: Brandon/YouTube EDU

MIT on YouTube EDU

YouTube EDU is now one of the largest online video repositories of higher education content in the world. We have tripled our partner base to over 300 universities and colleges, including University of Cambridge, Yale, Stanford, MIT, University of Chicago and The Indian Institutes of Technology. We have grown to include university courses in seven languages across 10 countries. We now have over 350 full courses, a 75% increase from a year ago and thousands of aspiring students have viewed EDU videos tens of millions of times. And today, the EDU video library stands at over 65,000 videos.

Source: YouTube. (2010, March 25). More Courses and More Colleges – YouTube EDU Turns One. Retrieved on March 25, 2010 from YouTube Website:

The TechCrunch article also lists the stats of iTunesU as 600 university partners and 250,000 videos.

SpokenMedia at OER10

Brandon Muramatsu presented on SpokenMedia at the OER10 Conference in Cambridge, UK on March 23, 2010.

Cite as: Muramatsu, B., McKinney, A. & Wilkins, P. (2010, March 23). Improving the OER Experience: Rich Media Notebooks of OER Video and Audio. Presentation at OER10: Cambridge, UK, March 23, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2010 from Slideshare Web site:

SpokenMedia at NERCOMP 2010

Brandon Muramatsu, Andrew McKinney and Peter Wilkins presented on SpokenMedia at the NERCOMP 2010 Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on March 9, 2010.

Cite as: Muramatsu, B., McKinney, A. & Wilkins, P. (2010, March 9). SpokenMedia: Automatic Lecture Transcription and Rich Media Notebooks. Presentation at NERCOMP 2010: Providence, Rhode Island, March 9, 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010 from Slideshare Web site:

IIHS Demo: How’d we do it?

Workflow Used in IIHS Demo
Source: Brandon Muramatsu

Workflow Used in IIHS Demo

Developer Posts

Hi all, we’re adding a new feature to the site…Developer posts. We’ll periodically write posts dealing with the development of the SpokenMedia project.

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