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Podcasting 101

  1. 1. Podcasting 101 maricopa center for learning and instruction Veronica Diaz, PhD [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Overview of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright in brief </li></ul><ul><li>Career applications </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>A podcast is a multimedia file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>The term “Podcasting” is a synonym for audioblogging </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a podcast different from other digital audio formats is its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS or Atom </li></ul><ul><li>Example on iTunes </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is RSS? <ul><li>Podcast audio uses syndication feed enclosures which pass the address of a media file to the RSS aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>RSS 2.0 stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a type of web feed, a data format used for serving users' frequently updated content </li></ul><ul><li>Websites syndicate the web feed, which allows users to subscribe to it, like a newspaper subscription </li></ul><ul><li>http://odeo.com (business section) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Resources </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does RSS work with Podcasting? <ul><li>A Podcaster publishes her podcast on a blog using syndication feed enclosures (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors (like students) to the site can use an aggregator program (feed reader) to subscribe to the podcast </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teaching and Learning with Podcasting <ul><li>Course content dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom recording </li></ul><ul><li>Field recording </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio journaling, interviews, observations, learning experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio research (in field/discipline) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>via repeated listening to audio content </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How might this improve teaching and learning? <ul><li>Course Content Dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music samples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign language passages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Shifting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding the classroom, time on task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review capability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod technology offers the potential to shift the proportion of class time devoted to learning that benefits from face-to-face interactions between faculty and students, and shift preparatory work to outside times and locations. (Leland quoted in Blaisdell, 2006) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 24/7 Education <ul><li>Create a learning environment that extends well outside the boundaries of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Create community among students </li></ul><ul><li>Review Capability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course lectures can be dense and difficult to process in just one sitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts allow for review, review, and more review </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Creating a podcast <ul><li>Recording tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Garage Band (apple) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macs and PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Odeo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://odeo.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity ABCs.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Tips <ul><li>Before you start recording, think about what you want to say, and organize your podcast accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes, prepare your interviews (if any), and try to improvise as little as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While a completely spontaneous show can sound good if you’ve got the knack, the best podcasters prepare their shows in advance and work hard to provide interesting content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kirk McElhearn’s 8 Rules of Effective Podcasting </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Copyright & Legal Issues <ul><li>Copyright law is relevant to podcasts because it applies to creative and expressive works and copyright attaches automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Rights and permissions need to be secured for material included </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podcastingnews.com/topics/Podcast-Legal_Music.html </li></ul><ul><li>Look for free content </li></ul>
  12. 12. Career Applications on iTunes <ul><li>Handout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JobTalk Radio Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JobTraks: A show about careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster Podcast: Career Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much, much more </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Coming soon to Maricopa <ul><li>iTunes U </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes U at Stanford University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasts on Blackboard (via Wimba) </li></ul><ul><li>May 15: Maricopa’s 20th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 podcasting sessions </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Your Questions <ul><li>Hardware and software needs </li></ul><ul><li>Student ownership of podcasting tools </li></ul><ul><li>Help desk support for students/instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of MP3 players </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting at Maricopa </li></ul><ul><li>Information transmitted via podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Others… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Baby steps… <ul><li>Get an iPod or other MP3 player or </li></ul><ul><li>Check one out from MCLI for a semester </li></ul><ul><li>Download iTunes (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Search the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business: Careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse through the podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assign one or two to your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See how it works and see if they like it </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Then.. <ul><li>Check out some of these resources </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer 07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 07 or Spring 08 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get support from Sidne?? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Resources <ul><li>Alisa Cooper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drcoop.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iTunes (free download) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ > resources > podcasting (keyword) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. More Resources <ul><li>Beginner’s guide to podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own podcast (Rick Broida) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a podcast with GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>All the world’s a podcast (Michael Calore) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin examples </li></ul>
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