iPodcast: Podcasting Resources & Development

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A few resources from a past podcasting presentation - helping me brainstorm for an upcoming webinar.

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iPodcast: Podcasting Resources & Development

  1. 1. iPodcast: <ul><li>Podcasting Resources & Development </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Podcasting? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESL Podcast Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Podcast Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for Podcasting </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. You Don’t Need an iPod. <ul><li>I DON’T?? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>An audio file or multimedia file that can be played on a mobile device such as an iPod, MP3 player, or computer and can be downloaded directly from the web and played at the listener's convenience. </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast: video podcast </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/ca/itunes/overview/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. iThink, Therefore iPod <ul><li>Enrich the learning experience in a new format which students are already familiar with </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students with language learning & practice materials for use anytime, any place </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver content in audio, video, or graphic formats </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Use Podcasts? <ul><ul><li>download podcast programs wherever & whenever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ subscribe” (RSS feed) to new episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can limit the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can produce and publish own podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mini lessons with audio and visuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>host experts or other speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multimedia presentations created by studentsESL Podcast Examples </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Podcast Production <ul><li>Plan what you will say </li></ul><ul><li>Record audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>software, hardware, & technical manuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish your podcast/post to website </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Do I Need? <ul><li>Hardware: good quality microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Software: recording & translating into mp3 file </li></ul><ul><li>Host: where the podcast lives once produced </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing: inform users that the podcast exits </li></ul>
  9. 11. Podcast Quick Tips <ul><li>Don’t assume students are tech savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple, concise & engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Quality counts: equipment & environment </li></ul><ul><li>Make it relevant: topics & guests </li></ul><ul><li>Offering more: compliment services & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t limit imagination & allow students to create </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage exploration beyond podcast </li></ul>
  10. 12. Tips for Success <ul><li>Have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Speak naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for spontaneity </li></ul><ul><li>Break longer sessions into smaller episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Create new content! </li></ul><ul><li>Identify yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t interrupt </li></ul>
  11. 13. Tips for Success <ul><li>Embrace silence </li></ul><ul><li>Know range & pick-up pattern of your mic </li></ul><ul><li>Check your podcast audio quality on both desktop speaker & headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Save your work frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your recording levels are high </li></ul><ul><li>Educate yourself </li></ul>
  12. 14. Podcast Resources <ul><li>GarageBand: http://www.apple. com/ilife/garageband/ </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul><ul><li>LAME: http://lame.sourceforge.net/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>PodProducer: www.podproducer.net </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting Tools: http://www.podcasting-tools.com </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes: www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul>
  13. 15. More Podcast Resources <ul><li>Apple Podcasting Resources: http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ </li></ul><ul><li>Juice: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>BitsCast: www. bitscast .com </li></ul><ul><li>BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner: www. feedburner .com/fb/a/podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons - Podcasting Legal Guide: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Welcome_To_The_Podcasting_Legal_Guide </li></ul><ul><li>U of W-Madison engage: http://engage.doit.wisc.edu/podcasting/ </li></ul>
  14. 16. Examples in Higher Ed <ul><li>U of Washington Academic Advising: http://depts.washington.edu/advpdcst/ </li></ul><ul><li>U of Calgary: http://www.ucalgary.ca/podcasts/ </li></ul><ul><li>Standford Univeristy: http://itunes.stanford.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>InsideHigherEd: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>U of Memphis Student Affairs: http://www.memphis.edu/studentaffairs/podcasts.htm </li></ul>

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