The Voice of Edwin is the weekly newsletter of the Edwin Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont, an endowed co-curricular program which trains students in debating and sponsors national competition and community events. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 656-4275 fax, email@example.com email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.
Apple Computers, long a favorite of LDU students and coaches, has decided to show concrete support for the LDU program to pioneer live, telepresence debating using the internet. Students in distant locations can use currently available "streaming media" software to see each other and hear each other through their computers hooked up to the internet. Apple has delivered to UVM Computer and Instructional Technology an Apple G3 OSX Server complete with necessary software. This server will allow the LDU to try and use Apple's QuickTime system for upcoming internet debates, the first in the world which general audiences will be able to view. The other operating system under consideration is RealMedia. LDU Director Snider commented, "We have long been Apple enthusiasts, so it is a great pleasure to have Apple come on board for this project and we look forward to demonstrating internet debating using QuickTime." He cautioned, however, that results are the true test of which software to use, but that he already preferred the QuickTime player.
The first globally public internet debates have already been scheduled. In late November or early December UVM will debate Cornell University. Following that a UVM-London debate has been scheduled for February with the cooperation of the English Speaking Union, an organization which coordinates public speaking activities in over 65 countries.
For more information, consult DEBATE CENTRAL BROADCASTING at http://debate.uvm.edu/broadcast.html, or see the new Apple OSX server page at http://dogcow.uvm.edu.
HARVARD -- Morgan & Snider with Massey & Jacobson
Depart Friday at 4:30 PM.
WEST POINT -- Fishbone & Lockwood, Winfield & Douglas, Robertson & Pagan, Zerenner & Jewers with Parmett, Schwartz, Ellis. Depart Friday at 4:30 PM.
LDU staff filmed three instructional videos, students and staff filmed two Flashpoint television shows [#207: Pakistan Coup, #208: Sanctions on Iraq], Andy Ellis filmed another edition of his internet broadcast Debate Update, and instruction took place on Saturday and Sunday.
FLASHPOINT is the weekly television program of the Lawrence Debate Union. See it three times a week [Wed. 12:30 PM, Thu. 10:30 PM, Sat. 1 PM] on Burlington Channel 15 , or check out our Internet broadcasts at http://debate.uvm.edu/broadcast.html
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