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  • 1. Audio Podcasting Dan Cabrera, Ph.D. Multimedia Coordinator Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Northern Illinois University May 14, 2008
  • 2. Outline
    • Objectives
    • Review of Introductory Concepts
    • Examples of Audio Podcast
    • Discussion of Hardware and Software
    • Hands-on
    • Review
  • 3. Objectives
    • Be able to discern the difference between conventional access to online materials and podcasting
    • Be able to identify the process of podcasting
      • create, upload, and publish an audio file as a podcast
  • 4. Workshop Parameters What it is/is not
    • Simplify the process
    • Making minimal hardware and software demands
    • Universal application
    • Not about how to use an iPod
    • Not about Blogging
    • Limited time
  • 5. Review of Intro Concepts
  • 6. Definition
    • Podcasting , a portmanteau of Apple's "iPod" and "broadcasting", is a method of publishing files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically by subscription, usually at no cost.
    • Subscribe one time only
    • Podcasting first became popular in late 2004, used largely for audio files
  • 7. The Pedagogy of Podcasting
    • The power of the spoken word
      • Appeals to auditory learners
      • Anytime, anyplace – “m-learning”
      • Capture the instructor’s enthusiasm
      • Can listen multiple times for review
      • Bring in guest lectures, debates, virtual field trips, etc.
      • Office hours ( iCube )
    Prof. Burks Oakley II, 2006
  • 8. Methods of Content Distribution
    • Face-to-face
  • 9. Methods of Content Distribution
    • Online
  • 10. Methods of Content Distribution
    • Subscription
  • 11. Concept behind Podcasting
    • Distributing content
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  • 13. Pull
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  • 15. Push
  • 16. Podcasting Concepts
    • Personal On-Demand entertainment/learning & broadcasting, giving: POD-casting
  • 17. Podcasting Concepts
    • Personal On-Demand entertainment/learning & broadcasting, giving: POD-casting
    • Class (Show)
      • Episodes/Chapter
    • A podcast is really just an mp3 audio file that is distributed via an RSS feed (typically by linking the mp3 file to a blog posting).
  • 18. Definition
    • Syndication - The supplying of information or content for simultaneous publication in several periodicals or web sites. ( http://www.investorwords.com/4852/syndication.html )
  • 19. RSS
    • Really Simply Syndication
    • XML file format
      • Universally readable by feed readers and podcatching software
    • XML vs. RSS
      • Either term/button can refer to the existence of a feed (RSS = process; XML = file format)
    RSS XML
  • 20. What does XML look like?
    •   <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot; ?>
    • - <rss version=&quot; 2.0 &quot; xmlns:rdf=&quot; http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# &quot; xmlns:cc=&quot; http://web.resource.org/cc/ &quot; xmlns:itunes=&quot; http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd &quot;>
    • - <channel>
    •   <title> The FrenchPodClass </title>
    •   <link> http://frenchpodclass.com </link>
    •   <description> &#60;p&#62;&#60;i&#62;Le genie de notre langue est la clarte - Voltaire&#60;/p&#62;&#60;/i&#62; </description>
    •   <language> en </language>
    •   <copyright> The FrenchPodClass </copyright>
    •   <managingEditor> [email_address] </managingEditor>
    •   <generator> Liberated Syndication - libsyn.com </generator>
    •   <webMaster> podcasts@libsyn.com (Liberated Syndication) </webMaster>
    •   <lastBuildDate> Mon, 13 Mar 2006 04:10:00 GMT </lastBuildDate>
    •   <ttl> 180 </ttl>
    •   <itunes:subtitle> Learn - Discover - Enjoy ... French ! </itunes:subtitle>
    •   <itunes:summary> Learn French and discover some piece of French culture. Grammar, vocabulary, video vocabulary, bilingual text, movie or book review and a spread sheet to get a better look at the French language ! </itunes:summary>
    • + <itunes:category text=&quot; Education &quot;>
    •   </itunes:category>
    •   <itunes:keywords> learn french language learning tour de france teach education francais culture transcript lessons lesson leÃon leÃons classe class movie book discover discovering paris europe read speak understand italian spanish english tour eiffel amelie news paris </itunes:keywords>
    •   <itunes:author> Sebastien - Let's learn French the fun way! </itunes:author>
  • 21. Traditional “Pulling” of Content from the WWW manual processes
  • 22. Podcasting Concepts
    • Current “podcatching” software, (Ex. iTunes , Juice), allows the user to subscribe to an RSS feed ; the software will automatically download new podcasts when they become available
    • Server
  • 23. Podcast = Pushing Content via RSS & Podcatching Software User-determined frequency manual or automated download RSS
  • 24. Podcasts RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS
  • 25. Discussion of Hardware and Software
    • Computer to create, upload, view (PC or Mac)
    • Internet access
    • Server Space
    • Headset with microphone
    • iPod (don’t need to create podcast)
    • Audio capture/edit program (Audacity, free)
    • Software to create, upload, files (audio, video, enhanced).
    • Podcatching software (iTunes, Juice)
  • 26. Hands-on
  • 27.
    • What is a podcast?
    • Understand that is a file with a feed works with a podcatcher to automate downloading
    • Transfer to mobile device
    • Don’t have to go online
    • Don’t have to worry about where the file is
    • Can take it on the go
  • 28. Audio Podcasting
  • 29.
    • Audio editor and recorder
    • Free
    • Easy to Use
    • Important tools
    http://www-audacity.com/
  • 30. Creating a Podcast
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  • 32. The default title is the name of the course
  • 33. Uploading Podcast Episodes
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  • 39. Enabling the RSS Feed
    • Set up the podcast so that students can subscribe
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  • 42. If student has iTunes, then they can subscribe directly into this podcatching software program
  • 43. Adding a Link to the Course Navigation Menu
    • Automatically come to the window to subscribe
    • Take to podcast tool area where students can view all available episodes
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  • 47. Weekly Podcast
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  • 49. Weekly Podcast
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  • 55. Podcasting in Blackboard Tutorials http://www.blackboard.niu.edu/blackboard/resources/podcasting.shtml#
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