Podcasting Fundamentals
for IEEE Volunteers

Charles Rubenstein <c.rubenstein@ieee.org>
       Division VI PACE Coordinato...
The Region 1 Podcast Team
 Mary Reidy <mary.reidy@us.ngrid.com>
      Region 1 Education Activities Coordinator (Chair)
...
Podcast Project Learning Objectives
Whet your appetite for podcasting as an emerging
 technology to deliver Professional D...
Today’s Agenda
 How can podcasting technology make your PACE
    volunteer life better?

   Audio Podcasting Technology ...
Podcasting: 2005 Word of the Year
2010 e-Learning Market: $52.6B
 2007 U.S. e-learning market is $17.5 billion
     Europe and Japan lag on e-learning ado...
Definition of Podcasting

 Podcasting: a collection of technologies

  for automatically distributing audio
  programs ov...
Myths of Podcasting
 Beyond my capability
 Only for “music”
 Just for the “younger” set
 Not for technology-related to...
Podcasting Applications
 Download directly to your desktop or laptop, or to a
  hard drive, flash drive, or iPod device -...
Apple iPod® Specs
 iPod shuffle              1 GB
    250 songs (~ 4 megabytes per song title)
    $80

 iPod nano    ...
mp3 Players - the iPod Alternative
A Variety of Portable mp3 players by Microsoft, Sansa
Creative Technology, iRiver, Sony...
Professional Podcasts
Professionally created and produced content
    See iTunes               http://www.apple.com/itune...
IEEE Volunteer Podcasts & DRM
 Consideration must be given to intellectual property (IP)
  law, sometimes called DRM – di...
Importance to you as an IEEE member
  Portability
  Ready when you are to read, listen and absorb
  Provides ability to...
Audio Podcasting* Technology Overview
   Determine audience needs
   Compare hardware and software needs and costs
   R...
What is ‘Podcasting’ version 1.0
 mp3 audio files distributed via an RSS (really
  simple syndication) feed; often by lin...
Podcast File Distribution Options
      Store on a web site for direct downloading
      Store on an RSS Server
      S...
Podcasting - Hosting
 Hosting mp3 files on the web
   Issues include storage capacity, bandwidth,
    monthly transfer l...
Podcasting – YOU! The Listener

1. Link to the podcast server and/or file, or
2. Subscribe to an RSS feed using podcatchin...
Audio Podcast Equipment
 VERY Basic Set up
     Microphone ($7-$25)
     (PC or) Radio Shack Audio Recorder ($50)
 Eve...
Free Audacity Software
           audacity.sourceforge.net
How to Find Podcasts
 podcasts.yahoo.com
 www.podcastalley.com
 www.digitalpodcast.com
 www.podcast.net
 www.podscope...
Video Podcasting* Technology Overview

   Types of Video Podcasting
   Determine audience needs (covered in audio sessio...
Basic Video Podcast Equipment
 ANY Digital Camera with a built-in microphone
  $120+




Using your camera’s video mode c...
‘Professional’ Video Podcast Budget
 It starts with a Camcorder
     Hard Disk Drive Sony DCRSR62
      $650
     Throu...
Video Podcasting Software
Video Capture and Editing Software
 Basic: Camera software or Windows Movie Maker
  www.microso...
Step 1. Windows Movie Maker                          Tasks

  Capture Video
       Direct video input from your camera, ...
File Editing - Windows Movie Maker
Or, your camera into QuickTime Pro
 Convert Media Formats
      Convert QuickTime movies to a variety of formats
       ...
Step 2. A1 iPod Video Converter* www.topeesoft.com




(*Free version only
converts 50% of
your file size…)
Or, use an online File Conversion Service
                                         www.zamzar.com
It‟s FREE!

 Just what ...
Podcasting Resources
 Apple.com
                  www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html

 Podcasting Series (Free Aka...
Some IEEE Podcast Examples
Download/listen to an audio podcast on
 Career Change:
   http://my.fit.edu/~wshaw/podcasts/car...
Sagely Advice on Podcasting
 Do
     Do determine your message
     Do determine your audience
     Do always seek the...
Interested in creating a podcast?
Contact the Region 1 Podcast Team

            Determining audience needs and fit:
    ...
R1 Podcasting Training Project Objectives
 Your Region 1 Podcast Team would like to:

      Help local volunteers learn t...
Now you know! Podcasting is …




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Podcasting Fundamentals

  1. 1. Podcasting Fundamentals for IEEE Volunteers Charles Rubenstein <c.rubenstein@ieee.org> Division VI PACE Coordinator For the Region 1 Podcasting Team Mary Reidy, Rob Reilly, and Charles Rubenstein 2007 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting 1 September 2007
  2. 2. The Region 1 Podcast Team  Mary Reidy <mary.reidy@us.ngrid.com> Region 1 Education Activities Coordinator (Chair)  Rob Reilly <r.reilly@ieee.org> IEEE Education Society  Charles Rubenstein <c.rubenstein@ieee.org> Region 1 Conferences Coordinator  Advisors: Howard Michel and Moshe Kam Support for the Region 1 Podcasting Training Project has been provided by grants from the:  IEEE Region 1  IEEE Educational Activities Board  IEEE Education Society
  3. 3. Podcast Project Learning Objectives Whet your appetite for podcasting as an emerging technology to deliver Professional Development to your members!  At the end of this one-hour session, attendees will:  Become podcasting literate  Understand how to select content  Know how to create podcasts  At the end of a four-hour Workshop, participants will:  Understand software and hardware selection criteria  Create and present an audio podcast
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda  How can podcasting technology make your PACE volunteer life better?  Audio Podcasting Technology Overview  Video Podcasting Technology Overview  Demonstrations and Examples  Questions and Answers Please note: iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. for its mp3 and mp4 players. For easier reading, the ® trademark symbol is not used herein.
  5. 5. Podcasting: 2005 Word of the Year
  6. 6. 2010 e-Learning Market: $52.6B  2007 U.S. e-learning market is $17.5 billion  Europe and Japan lag on e-learning adoption  USA 60% Europe 15%  Asia expects compound annual growth rate of 25%- 30% through 2010  Driver? Increase in solutions & services  BUT… Lack of interoperability standards could stifle e-learning's growth http://campustechnology.com/articles/49425/
  7. 7. Definition of Podcasting  Podcasting: a collection of technologies for automatically distributing audio programs over the Internet  uses a publisher/subscriber model  differs from earlier online delivery of audio:  it automatically transfers the digital media files to the user’s computer for later use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
  8. 8. Myths of Podcasting  Beyond my capability  Only for “music”  Just for the “younger” set  Not for technology-related topics  Can’t visualize equations on such a small screen  You need an iPod to listen to a podcast NOT TRUE! Any computer or mp3 player can be used!
  9. 9. Podcasting Applications  Download directly to your desktop or laptop, or to a hard drive, flash drive, or iPod device - in mp3 or mp4 file format for listening/viewing later  Formats can be “audio” only – as in audiobooks  Audio and Video are both possible  Examples include the older technology of VOPP (voice over power point) In the case of Audio/Video players, Bigger IS Better… It takes 1 to 1.5 megabytes per MINUTE of mp3 audio (10 megabytes per MINUTE of wav audio) and 1 gigabyte (1000 megabytes) per HOUR of mp4 video
  10. 10. Apple iPod® Specs  iPod shuffle 1 GB  250 songs (~ 4 megabytes per song title)  $80  iPod nano 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB  500, 1,000 or 2,000 songs  $150, $200 or $250  Video iPod 30 GB or 80 GB  7,500 or 20,000 songs  35 or 100 hours of movies, TV, or video podcasts  Files and photos, too!  $250 or $350
  11. 11. mp3 Players - the iPod Alternative A Variety of Portable mp3 players by Microsoft, Sansa Creative Technology, iRiver, Sony, Archos, Dell, etc.
  12. 12. Professional Podcasts Professionally created and produced content  See iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/  Music  Movies  TV Shows  Audiobooks  Podcasts  College Lectures, Stories & Poems  IEEE podcast offerings like those on IEEE.TV http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/IEEEtv/about.html  IEEE Spectrum Online podcasts http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/podcasts
  13. 13. IEEE Volunteer Podcasts & DRM  Consideration must be given to intellectual property (IP) law, sometimes called DRM – digital rights management  Copyright permissions must be obtained  The standard IEEE Copyright Form for authors of papers may be downloaded from the IEEE web site at: www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/copyrightmain.html  Additional information about IEEE Intellectual Property Rights may be found at: www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/index.html Serious concern should be given to the distribution potential once the podcast is made available to the web
  14. 14. Importance to you as an IEEE member  Portability  Ready when you are to read, listen and absorb  Provides ability to re-listen, re-read easily by re- running the podcast  Accessible while you are working on your computer or even a treadmill; either in the background or via “ear-buds”.  Ability to gather up-to-date information easily  May provide a method for easier adoption of technology, especially after a long day of reading material or reviewing technical models
  15. 15. Audio Podcasting* Technology Overview  Determine audience needs  Compare hardware and software needs and costs  Review Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds  Description of audio  Competing methods, Equipment required  Hardware and Software  Capture-Editing  Posting ( How to post to internet)  Examples  Advantages, Disadvantages  How to create an audio podcast * Creating Audio Podcasts is part of the four-hour Podcasting Workshop. For additional information on Audio Podcasting contact Rob Reilly
  16. 16. What is ‘Podcasting’ version 1.0  mp3 audio files distributed via an RSS (really simple syndication) feed; often by linking the file to a blog (web log) posting  Desktop Podcatching software (stand-alone) Podcatching Software allows the user to subscribe to an RSS feed which can automatically download new podcasts when they become available  iTunes www.apple.com/itunes/download  Juice juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php  SharpReader www.sharpreader.net  FeedReader www.feedreader.com
  17. 17. Podcast File Distribution Options  Store on a web site for direct downloading  Store on an RSS Server  Store on a Web log or “blog”  Digital photo collections, such as Flickr www.flickr.com  Social bookmarking sites, such as Del.icio.us del.icio.us  Audio blogs are composed of podcasts Podcast Examples: burkso2.blogspot.com/ burkso2.blogspot.com/2005/11/delicious-social-bookmarking.html
  18. 18. Podcasting - Hosting  Hosting mp3 files on the web  Issues include storage capacity, bandwidth, monthly transfer limitations Storing on your IEEE EWH web site is just fine! Commercial providers include:  AudioBlog (hipcast) www.audioblog.com  MyPodcasts.net mypodcasts.net  Podlot (podcastready) www.podlot.com  Podhoster www.podhoster.com
  19. 19. Podcasting – YOU! The Listener 1. Link to the podcast server and/or file, or 2. Subscribe to an RSS feed using podcatching software (such as iTunes) so New podcasts can be automatically downloaded to your PC  Downloaded mp3 files can be used on a PC or “synched” to a portable mp3 player, such as an iPod, for anytime, anyplace listening – mobile learning – “m-learning”.
  20. 20. Audio Podcast Equipment  VERY Basic Set up  Microphone ($7-$25)  (PC or) Radio Shack Audio Recorder ($50)  Even Simpler Set up - if you own an iPod  With Belkin‟s TuneTalktm Stereo Mike ($70) catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=277661  Your iPod becomes a Digital Recorder  “Professional” Set up:  RF Microphone ($200)  Marantz PMD660 solid-state digital recorder ($500) www.d-mpro.com/users/getdownload.asp?DownloadID=298
  21. 21. Free Audacity Software audacity.sourceforge.net
  22. 22. How to Find Podcasts  podcasts.yahoo.com  www.podcastalley.com  www.digitalpodcast.com  www.podcast.net  www.podscope.com  Apple Music Store (via the iTunes podcasts section – Free & Fee)  Do a Google search for podcasts!
  23. 23. Video Podcasting* Technology Overview  Types of Video Podcasting  Determine audience needs (covered in audio session)  Examine copyright Issues  Compare hardware and software needs and costs  Editing and conversion issues  View examples from recent conferences  Create and edit a video podcast * Creating Video Podcasts is part of the four-hour Podcasting Workshop. For additional information on Video Podcasting contact Charles Rubenstein
  24. 24. Basic Video Podcast Equipment  ANY Digital Camera with a built-in microphone $120+ Using your camera’s video mode capture several minutes to an hour or more of video and download the “avi” files to your PC!
  25. 25. ‘Professional’ Video Podcast Budget  It starts with a Camcorder  Hard Disk Drive Sony DCRSR62 $650  Through a Canon XL2 20x Professional Camcorder = $4000!  Typical Accessories  Bluetooth RF Microphone $200  Extra Rechargeable Batteries $100  Misc. accessories $50-300  Your Laptop or iPod… priceless!
  26. 26. Video Podcasting Software Video Capture and Editing Software  Basic: Camera software or Windows Movie Maker www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx and possibly Apple’s QuickTime 7 Pro $30 www.apple.com/quicktime ($30 or free limited version)  “Professional” Adobe Premiere (etc.) $800 www.adobe.com/products/premiere - (30 day trial; 650MB download) Conversion Software Some products only edit certain file types  Software Suites $23-$150 (A1 iPod Video Converter) www.topeesoft.com (A1 iPod Video Converter; $23)  FREE Zamzar Online File Conversion Service www.zamzar.com
  27. 27. Step 1. Windows Movie Maker Tasks  Capture Video  Direct video input from your camera, or import video, pictures, audio and even music files  Edit Movie (See next slide for screen shot)  Effects, Transitions, Adding Titles/Credits, etc.  Save your Movie  On PC, CD, email, web, or video camera  Review the steps and tips from the edit screen…
  28. 28. File Editing - Windows Movie Maker
  29. 29. Or, your camera into QuickTime Pro  Convert Media Formats  Convert QuickTime movies to a variety of formats for viewing on an iPod, mobile phone, or sharing with friends and family via email or the web. Export to over a dozen different video and audio formats  Edit with ease  Use QuickTime 7 Pro‟s cut, copy, and paste capabilities to edit your QuickTime movies, add new sound tracks, annotations, etc.  Record your AUDIO Podcast  Plug in a microphone and use QuickTime 7 Pro‟s one-button recording interface to capture audio that can be shared with the world as a podcast.
  30. 30. Step 2. A1 iPod Video Converter* www.topeesoft.com (*Free version only converts 50% of your file size…)
  31. 31. Or, use an online File Conversion Service www.zamzar.com It‟s FREE!  Just what you need when working on multimedia projects. Files up to 100 MB in size can be e-mailed to the site for conversion to another format.  Files from both a PC and a URL can be converted. Convert movies from YouTube, Google Video, etc.  User is e-mailed file link for access for up to 24 hours after the e-mail is received.
  32. 32. Podcasting Resources  Apple.com www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html  Podcasting Series (Free Akamai instructional white papers) www.akamai.com/html/perspectives/podcasts.html  Free Podcast Studio www.podcastpeople.com  Free audio/video podcast creation - No software to download or install  RSS Feeds & Tutorial www.feedforall.com  Software and tutorials for audio podcasts and using RSS. Note that some podcasting seminars and tutorials charge several hundreds of dollars for their workshops…  Learn to Podcast www.schoolofpodcasting.com
  33. 33. Some IEEE Podcast Examples Download/listen to an audio podcast on Career Change: http://my.fit.edu/~wshaw/podcasts/careerchange.mp3 Streaming Video podcast - „Blackboard Training with Wade Shaw‟: http://www.it.fit.edu/studio/broadcast/load.cfm?fn=bbwkshp (Provided by Dr. Wade Shaw, IEEE Engineering Management Society Board of Governors)
  34. 34. Sagely Advice on Podcasting  Do  Do determine your message  Do determine your audience  Do always seek the highest level of professionalism in both your production and your presenter  Don’t  Don‟t forget to edit both the written and spoken message  Don‟t presume you can use material unless you have a copyright form  Once you have created the podcast, you have a source of intellectual property (IP) material. You need to determine who owns the material (IEEE?)  Don‟t post the podcast to an open web site
  35. 35. Interested in creating a podcast? Contact the Region 1 Podcast Team  Determining audience needs and fit: Mary Reidy <mary.reidy@us.ngrid.om> Region 1 Education Activities Coordinator  Audio Podcasting: Rob Reilly <r.reilly@ieee.org> IEEE Education Society  Video Podcasting: Charles Rubenstein <c.rubenstein@ieee.org> Region 1 Conferences Coordinator  Project Advisors: Howard Michel, Moshe Kam Rob Charles
  36. 36. R1 Podcasting Training Project Objectives Your Region 1 Podcast Team would like to:  Help local volunteers learn to podcast  Identify Sections for future Podcast Training Workshops  Create a Region-wide Podcast Archive
  37. 37. Now you know! Podcasting is … Copyright © Geico Insurance Company
  38. 38. Thanks for sharing some of your time today. Let us know how we can help you do your own podcasts!
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