UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y EDUCACIÓN MAESTRÍA EN INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA Oct. 27, 2009 Web 2.0: Audio and video Podcasting - First steps Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address]
A podcast is a series of digital media files, usually either digital audio or video, that is made available for download via web syndication. It is generally in mp3 o AAC format. Podcasts, videocasts or vodcasts can be downloaded and retrieved later by the user in a computer or portable audio device. (Wikipedia, 2009)
Some podcasts hosts, there are thousands of them
More audio and video tools… Besides podcasts, which are very popular nowadays, there are other web 2.0 audio tools like: Skype , Voicethread , Snapvine , and video tools like: You Tube o Google Video .These tools are all very friendly and easy to use. They can be embedded in Wikis, Blogs and any other Web 2.0 site.
Podcasts in ELT. Watch the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkMeQfuLGc&feature=player_embedded#
Now, let’s practice! Create a podcast with Audacity and publish it on Podbean
Listening English online hosts a large range of podcasts for students at different levels and with different needs. There are also audio articles and stories, cultural information and language learning tips.
EFL Song Show Podcast
Songs that can be downloaded onto your harddrive or iphone.
Another online library for a number of different sites.