TAG LTI Podcasting seminar


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Welcome to an introductory course on the basics of educational podcasting, designed for educators wanting to find out more about this exciting topic. The workshop will explore the history of podcasting, basic concepts, terms and definitions, podcasting types, and explore pedagogical issues and ways in which educational podcasts can be used as a curriculum resource at home, school, and elsewhere. The session includes a hands on exercises using Audacity, a free, open source tool available on the internet!

The learning objectives for participants are:

* To gain awareness and insight into educational podcasting
* To acquire knowledge and understanding about how to create, edit and upload podcasts using Audacity
* To explore ways of using podcasts as a curriculum resource learning

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TAG LTI Podcasting seminar

  1. 1. Introduction to Podcasting & audio editing Emily Renoe Course Technologies Training & Support Liaison Office of Learning Technology [email_address] Duncan McHugh Multimedia Developer Faculty of Land & Food Systems [email_address] TAG Learning Technology Institute September 17th, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>I) Podcasting basics </li></ul><ul><li>II) Podcasting options on campus </li></ul><ul><li>III) Audio editing & Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives for the session: </li></ul><ul><li>To gain awareness and insight into educational podcasting     </li></ul><ul><li>To acquire knowledge and understanding about how to create, edit and upload podcasts using Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>To explore ways of using podcasts as a curriculum resource learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. I) Podcasting basics http://PodcastSeminar.notlong.com
  4. 4. II) Podcasting on campus ・ Wimba ・ iTunesU
  5. 5. III) Audio editing & Audacity ・ Know your recording devices ・ Tips on getting a good recording ・ Extremely basic audio editing ・ Somewhat complex audio editing
  6. 6. What do you use for recording sound?
  7. 7. USB microphone and headset
  8. 8. Zoom H2
  9. 9. The M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96
  10. 10. Tips on getting a good recording Editing can only do so much
  11. 11. Tips on getting a good recording ・ Know the space ・ Consider the room size, number of participants and ambient noise ・ Use the appropriate equipment ・ Check equipment beforehand ・ Check your levels ・ Bring headphones & keep them on
  12. 12. Audio editing applications Windows: Sound Recorder Mac: Garage Band Open Source: Audacity
  13. 13. Using Audacity If you’re planning on exporting to mp3, make sure to download the plug-in
  14. 14. To the beginning Play Record Pause Stop To the end
  15. 15. Selection Tool: selects a segment of a track Envelope Tool: allows quick adjustments of volume Draw Tool: for very minute adjustments
  16. 16. Zoom Tool: allows you to shift your view Time Shift Tool: moves clips along the timeline Multi-Tool Mode: everything at once
  17. 17. Cut/Paste/Trim Undo/Redo Zoom
  18. 18. Exercise I: Basic audio editing Step 1 ・ Record 30 seconds of you speaking ・ Record only one track ・ Make sure to include a bunch of ohhs and ummms, and other things you won’t want to keep in your recording
  19. 19. Exercise I: Basic audio editing Step 2 ・ Use the Selection Tool to edit unwanted sounds ・ Use the Envelope Tool to adjust the volume of the recording ・ Play it back and bask in auditory joy
  20. 20. Beyond basic ・ Multiple tracks ・ Additional tools ・ Effects; some useful, some crazy
  21. 21. Post-production ・ Handling & archiving files ・ Adding metadata ・ Photos & slideshows
  22. 22. Online Audacity tutorials The Official Audacity tutorial: http://www.lifelonglearner.us/other/audacity/ Educause’s screencast tutorial: http://www.educause.edu/Screencasts/Audacity/Untitled.html Daniel James’s tutorial: http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/toots/audacity/
  23. 23. Everything you wanted to know… The Audacity wiki: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/
  24. 24. “ Podsafe”: Sounds that are safe to use ・ Wikipedia: Podsafe ・ http://www.freemusicarchive.org/ ・ www.podsafeaudio.com/ ・ http://www.quietamerican.org/ ・ Creative Commons Canada: www.creativecommons.ca ・ http://www.creativecommons.ca/blog/wp-content/ uploads/2007/06/podcastinglegalguideforcanada.html ・ http://cchits.ning.com/hits/ ・ http://www.ccmixter.org/
  25. 25. Exercise II: Audio storytelling ・ Download clips from http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/learningcentre/duncan/sound_effects/ ・ Create a multi-track recording ・ Integrate vocals, music and sound effects ・ Work on the volume and transitions between tracks ・ Try out a few effects and see what affect they have ・ Please consider: ・ Your audience: who’s listening? ・ How long does this take?(!?)
  26. 26. Thanks! Emily Renoe [email_address] Duncan McHugh [email_address] http://blogs.landfood.ubc.ca/duncan/