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Producing Captivating Podcasts

Producing Captivating Podcasts



Presentation delivered on September 25, 2007 by Dan Medakovic (Operitel) and Richard Nantel (Brandon Hall Research)

Presentation delivered on September 25, 2007 by Dan Medakovic (Operitel) and Richard Nantel (Brandon Hall Research)



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    • Producing Captivating Podcasts Dan Medakovic , Operitel Richard Nantel , Brandon Hall Research September 25 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.
    • So Many Questions…
      • What is a podcast?
      • Why have they become popular?
      • Why use them for learning?
      • What software/hardware do you need?
      • What are the steps to produce, publish, and subscribe to a podcast?
      • Tips, tricks, and resources
      • Integrating podcasting into learning architecture
    • What Is a Podcast?
      • i Pod + Broad casting = Podcasting
      • Usually audio (but not always)
      • Syndication/subscription (always)
    • Why Have Podcasts Become Popular?
    • Why Have Podcasts Become Popular?
    • Why Use Podcasts for Learning
    • Podcasting Options Audacity / Freeware apps ProTools LE / Mbox Phone in Services Professional Audio Production Facility / Marketing & Communications Co. Garage Band (Mac) Cubase/Vegas/Cakewalk etc. Web Based V/O Services 1000’s Free 100’s
    • DIY- What You Need (Audio Podcast) Text
    • Podcasting Workflow RSS mp3
    • Let’s Podcast!
    • Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
    • Creating the RSS file
      • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot;?>
      • <rss xmlns:itunes=&quot;http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd&quot; version=&quot;2.0&quot;>
      • <channel>
      • <title>Brandon Hall Research Podcasts</title>
      • <itunes:author>Richard Nantel</itunes:author>
      • <itunes:link rel=&quot;image&quot; type=&quot;video/jpeg&quot; href=&quot;http://brandon-hall.com/richardnantel/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/rnwordpress.jpg&quot;>Richard Nantel</itunes:link>
      • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
      • <category>Audio Blogs</category>
      • <link>http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/podcasts.shtml</link>
      • <description>Listen to Brandon Hall Research podcasts to for the latest research about learning and talent management.</description>
      • <language>en-us</language>
      • <copyright>All rights reserved</copyright>
      • <lastBuildDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:36:27 GMT</lastBuildDate>
      • <ttl>60</ttl>
      • <item>
      • <title>Richard Test Podacst</title>
      • <link>http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/test.mp3</link>
      • <itunes:author>Richard Nantel</itunes:author>
      • <category>Audio Blogs</category>
      • <itunes:duration>00:09</itunes:duration>
      • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
      • <description> (Running Time 00:09)</description>
      • <pubDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:30:24 GMT</pubDate>
      • <enclosure url=&quot;http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/test.mp3&quot; length=&quot;145113&quot; type=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot;/>
      • </item>
      • </channel>
      • </rss>
    • Free RSS Generators
      • http://www.applytools.com/cgi-bin/sa/podcast/podcast.cgi
      • http://www.tdscripts.com/webmaster_utilities/podcast-generator.php
      • http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/
    • Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
    • Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
    • Online Resources Name Description URL Cost Audio Bag Royalty free music. Pro. Intro/Outro with Music http://audiobag.com/ $7-$29 / music clip $57 / $77 (both) ClickCaster Podcast publishing/hosting site. Support audio and video podcasts. http://www.clickcaster.com/ Free - $29.99 / mo. GabCast Podcasting service. Let’s you phone in your audio. http://www.gabcast.com/ Free- $12/mo/channel
    • Software/Hardware
      • Audacity – Free, Open Source audio recording and editing software
          • audacity .sourceforge.net
      • Garage Band – Free on new Macintosh
      • Pro Tools LE and M Box hardware $400
          • www.digidesign.com
      • Microphone - $100 (get a metal one)
          • Recommend SURE SM57
    • Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture
      • Simply create a PodCast area on your website with RSS feed or include in Blogs, Wikis, etc. (one to many)
      • Use a Document Library such as SharePoint
          • Rich search, meta data, content management
          • Audience Targeting
          • One to many groups
    • Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture
      • Assign them to learners via an LMS
          • Target community, region, location, business unit, job position, competency
          • Include link in course registration message
          • Use a self-assessment button to track completion
          • Create a short post-assessment to test comprehension
          • Include them in blended Learning Tracks (podcast assigned upon Success or Failure of Learning Event)
          • Sell them via E-Commerce engine
    • Audio Tips
          • Start with the best source recording
          • You can hear the room – avoid large rooms, reflective/hard surfaces
          • Use a good microphone and audio interface
          • Use a pop-screen
          • Use a mic stand (table top or boom stand)
          • Watch your levels
          • Normalize your audio
    • Audio Tips Cont’d
          • Think of quality production values:
            • Interesting, dynamically varied voice(s)
            • Imagine the audience (perform, don’t just read)
            • Include musical breaks/intros