Week 6 Podcasts

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Week 6 Podcasts

  1. 1. Activity Six Podcasts and Videos
  2. 2. What are podcasts? • Podcasting is a term inspired by the iPod . • It no longer specifically relates to iPods but to any software and hardware combination that permits automatically downloading of audio or video files for listening/watching at the users convenience. • The audio files are usually in MP3 format. • Unlike radio and TV, podcasts give listeners control over when they hear the recording. They can be heard via your computer or downloaded to an MP3 player. • Podcasts are distributed via RSS feeds just like new blog posts.
  3. 3. Podcasting in plain english Watch this short video on podcasting produced by the Common Craft Show. (This video can also be found at Blip.tv and TeacherTube.)
  4. 4. What are online video sharing sites? • They are websites that allow users to upload, view and share videos. • The videos can then be tagged and commented on by others. • Videos added to these websites can be on any topic and range from educational, informational, entertaining or personal. • The most well-known video sharing website is YouTube and it has led to a flurry of other video sharing websites, such as TeacherTube, GodTube and blip.tv.
  5. 5. How are libraries using it? Guides and tutorials on how to use library resources. Virtual library tours.
  6. 6. Podcasts blog containing book reviews among other things. QUT Creative Industries Faculty Library Tour on Youtube. Read the paper about their experience at http://www.alia.org.au/groups/quill/papers/ROSSITTO.paper.pdf and view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mZLTqQ7SmE (Note: This may not be accessible from a QH pc).
  7. 7. Resources for health libraries. Audio summaries of Cochcrane Reviews. Videos of surgical procedures.
  8. 8. Time to play
  9. 9. Adding a video to your blog 1. Go to TeacherTube. 2. In the Search box in the top right hand corner of the screen type ‘libraries’ then click Search.
  10. 10. 3. Browse through your results and select a video that interests you. 4. Watch this video. 5. To embed this video into your blog, highlight and copy the text inside the field entitled Embeddable w/out Video Search. It is located on the right hand side towards the bottom of the page that your video is on. 6. Log into your own blog that you have created through Blogger. 7. In the Blogger Dashboard, click New Post.
  11. 11. 8. Paste the text you copied from TeacherTube into your new post (Ctrl + P). It will appear as HTML code (as above). Do not worry this is how it is supposed to look. 9. Add a title to your post and any other text you wish. 10. Click Publish Post. 11. View your blog to see that you have now successfully added a video to your blog.
  12. 12. Blog prompts • Why did you choose the video you embedded into your blog? • Were you surprised at how simple the process was to embed a video into your blog? • How would you use podcasts and videos in your library? • Can you see these as teaching tools?
  13. 13. Further reading • Podcasting 101 – includes details on how to create podcasts http://podcasting101.pbwiki.com • 7 Things you should know about Podcasts http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7003.pdf • 7 Things you should know about YouTube http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7018.pdf

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