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2. The Power of Podcasting
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3. Abandoning Cassette
• Who is using Podcasting
• Personal Reflection
The idea of the article was to create a
space that would make available to all of
the faculty an xml document formatted in
RSS 2.0, essentially, and a location where
students could use that document's URL to
subscribe to that particular course's
Podcast. And as the technology progressed
very fast the simple audio Podcast was
quickly summoned to allow for video
capabilities as well as many others. This
space still evolves today.
Types of Podcasts
•Personal mp3 players synced up with
your feed catcher allow for portability.
•Collection of lectures and class materials.
•Can be converted into the proper format
for a Video iPod.
“The world of Podcasting is evolving rapidly.” – O’Toole
I think the use of podcasting in
higher education is great. The fact
that the educational technology
department talked about in this
article really had a terrific idea. The
quick, easy use of video and audio
on computers for students is
1. The use podcasting to upload lectures
online makes it easier for students to
either watch classes they missed or go
back and re-watch a previous lecture.
2. Expanding the application to iPods
makes it easier for students to use.
3. This small feature can really improve
the students knowledge and help
Author: Gregory O'Toole M. A.
SOURCE: British Journal of Educational
Technology 38 no5 939-41 S 2007
The Power of Podcasting
In this article it talks about a Spanish teacher
who, instead of having his class take written
notes, decided to use podcasts. Not shortly after
his class seemed to come a live and participate
more than they were before.
Podcasting is spreading and becoming popular
world wide and is a major hot topic dealing with
Who is Using Podcasting
• 29% of iPod/MP3 owners have downloaded
podcasts, totaling more than 6 million people
• Males and females are equally likely to download
•Nearly half of 18- to 28-year-olds who own iPods/MP3
players have downloaded podcasts
•About 20% of iPod/MP3 owners over the age of 29
have downloaded podcasts
SOURCE: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE
PROJECT, APRIL 2005
“Digital or not, podcasts are still simply audio
recordings. They pick up background noise like
coughing or the scraping of chairs against the
floor.” - Lum
Until I read this article I did not realize how many people are actually
using Podcasting! I had never even head of it until this class but now I
see that is a growing worldwide application and is actually very useful
for the everyday classroom!
1. More men than women are using
2. Over 6 million people who own iPods
are using podcasting
3. When students use podcasting they
become customers for these
companies, such as Apple.
Author: Lum, Lydia Source: Diverse Issues in
Higher Education 23 no2 32-5 March 9 2006
Abandoning Cassette Tapes
Purdue U. Will Podcast Lectures in Almost 50 Courses
Purdue University use to tape all of
their lectures and store them in the “The site has had a promising start.
Library. Now they use podcasts to At the end of its first
show their lectures online which
week, students had downloaded 533
allows their students to sit in the
class sessions” - Read
comport of their own home and
watch a class they missed! Students
who visit the site can download
individual lectures or subscribe to
have a whole semester's lectures
transferred to their portable MP3
A “PodPage” is as web page students can go do to
download orientation materials or sign up to receive
recordings from the education school's Distinguished
There have been many worries that Podcasting will
leave out students who cannot afford the devices
needed. But Purdue hopes to dodge that potential
problem by making its lectures available as
streaming audio files that anyone with a computer
can listen to.
I think the idea of replacing
1. The use of podcasting could
cassette taped lectures with the eventually replace going to class all
use of podcasting is wonderful. I 2. Podcasting saves room in Purdue’s
know that on days when I am library and in turn the student no
longer has to pay for cassette
sick I always worry about tapes.
missing the lecture. If I knew 3. Podcasting gives students new
options and allows them to be
that I could get online and get involved in class even if they are
all of the same information I sick.
missed, it would take a lot of
stress away!! It is a great idea.
Author: Read, Brock Source: The Chronicle of
Higher Education 52 no3 A32 S 9 2005
After taking this class and reading these articles
I truly do think that Podcasting is a wonderful
new invention. I think here in the near future
we will see it in many classrooms and I’m sure I
will be using some form of it when I become a
teacher. Just as technology in the classroom is
growing, I believe this will grow too!
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