Now this is a very interesting little secret … Going through my feeds this morning and I ran into a pointer via Alan Levine to a feature of Odeo that I hadn’t seen before … the ability to link directly to a specific portion of an audio file. Think of those possibilities for faculty and students! If you need to focus attention on a specific portion of an audio clip now you can do it.

I took a podcast from the Podcasts at Penn State site and simply linked it into my Odeo account (I didn’t upload it, I just pointed the player at the original file), published it as an Odeo podcast, grabbed the URL, and added the necessary components to tell the player where to being and end. The resulting Odeo link looks like this (with the stuff needed to play the quotes in bold):

http://odeo.com/audio/1583023/play/quote/4:10/4:50

I like the Internet. A lot.

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