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Invasion of the Info Snatchers


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Presentation at Iowa State University Jan 2006

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  • 1. Podcast Invasion of the InfoCatchers by Sean Cordes
  • 2. Wiki Says…
    • Podcasting
    • A podcast is [an RSS] web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone to subscribe to.
    • Podcasters' websites also may offer direct download of their files, but the subscription feed of automatically delivered new content is what distinguishes a podcast from a simple download or real-time streaming.
  • 3. Deeper into space…
    • Some background…. Wikipedia Podcasts and Vodcasts
    • Missouri White paper by Peter Meng
    • First Monday, Podcasting, in search of viable business model
  • 4. An awesome set of tools.
    • Recording -
    • Audacity, hardware solutions, mic
    • Distributing -
    • Blogger
    • Feedburner
    • Feed 2 Javascript
    • Using -
    • Podcatchers, iPodder iTunes Win Media Player, iPod, mp3 player
  • 5. The practical pod
    • Content dissemination; lectures, events, announcements, promotion materials, foreign language, music
    • Study support tool; review, reflect, rehearse, audio scenario assessment, audio guided assignments
    • Instruction recording tool; lectures, audio archives, feedback tool, oral exams
    • Reference recording tool; patron interviews, database and index guides, orientation and tours
  • 6. Proof is in the podding
    • Using open source tools and a simple process, podcasts can distribute course materials in the online classroom.
  • 7. Some big catches
    • Duke First Year iPod Experience
    • Purdue BoilerCast
    • Stanford-on-iTunes
  • 8. A growing pool
    • Programs for podcasts in higher education and libraries is growing, here are some good sources….
    • Educate. “Podcast Directory for Educators,”
    • The Landmark Project. “Education Podcast Network,”
    • Thomson Peterson’s Syndication for Higher Ed. “College and University Feed Directory, Podcasts,”, Dan. “Marketing, News, Information, and Media-oriented College and University Podcasts,”Thomson Petersons Syndication for Higher Ed,
  • 9. The process
    • Record mp3 file
    • Upload file to web space
    • Create blog posting
    • Generate web feed with enclosure
    • Create WebCT posting page with Feed2 JS
  • 10. Recording
    • Tools:
    • Audacity, a free multi-track digital recorder
    • Microphone, Logitech Noise-Canceling PC
    • Headset w/ Microphone, to input content
    • 14.99,
  • 11. Distributing content
    • Tools:
    • Blogger, create a site to organize content
    • Feedburner, easy management of web feeds
  • 12. Casting into WebCT
    • Feed2js:
    • Used to convert info from the RSS
    • feed into html for insertion into a web page.
  • 13. Taming the pod
    • Tools: Podcatchers and players
    • iPodder,
    • iTunes,
    • Win Media Player,
    • iPod, or other mp3 player,