Ask the Techies

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Ask the Techies is an internet TV show (video podcast) about computers and related technology that is typically 10–20 minutes in duration. Current and past videos can be found at http://AsktheTechies.com

Topic categories are iPods, MS Office, photo editing, video editing, Internet resources, web page creation, computer security, computer hardware, and product reviews. In Web 2.0 fashion, Ask the Techies answers viewers tech questions on camera that are sent to their e-mail address.

History[edit | edit source]

It was originally created in 2005 as a research project by D.Lee Beard of Ohio University. In 2007, it became a private company. The videos have been produced by D.Lee Beard and various Ohio University staff and students on a volunteer basis.

Reviews[edit | edit source]

ComputerWorld listed in their "Top How-to Tech Videos That Won't Cost You a Dime" Ask the Techies ' Episode 47 (Use Windows Remote Access): [1]

Chronicle of Higher Education wrote: "The hosts mix humor with geek knowledge."[1]

The Ohio Learning Network described the show as "A very informative and informal podcast"[2]

The New Media Consortium and Educause 2006 Horizon Report stated: "The vodcasts are informative, but also light-hearted and fun, designed to appeal to non-techies."[3] http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf

Gina Hughes, of Yahoo! Tech, listed Ask the Techies in her Top 5 Techie "How To" Video Podcasts [4]

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