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  • 1. Podcast/Audio Resource
  • 2. Sound, Audio and Podcasting in Training
  • 3.  
  • 4. About Sound . wav - a format developed by Windows and used extensively on Windows operating systems . mp3 - audio format that compressed sound with minimal loss of quality (i.e. audio file size is a lot smaller as an .mp3 compared to a .wav). This is the most popular sound format for music.
  • 5.
    • Why Sound
    • Is portable – fits into mobile lifestyle
    • Reduces reliance on text
    • Easy/Cheap to produce, distribute
    • Variety of functions in training
    • Integrates into LMS & Rapid eLearning production tools
  • 6.
    • Streaming
    • Technique for transferring data such that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream.
    • The client browser or plug-in (WMV, QuickTime, Flash) can start displaying the data before the entire file has been transmitted.
  • 7.
    • Streaming Audio – Moodle
    • In Editing Mode, select "Add Link to File or Web Site" from the Resource menu from the content block where you want to add the link to the media file.
    • On the Edit page, click the "Choose or upload a file" button. A new window will pop up with the files area directory structure. Either upload the media file or if you uploaded it previously, find the file you want to add in the files area.
    • Click the "Choose" link. The Files window will close, and the path to the file will be entered into the filename.
    • The name of the resource will now be an active link in the content block.MP3 files are automatically embedded in a streaming player made with Flash.
  • 8.
    • Using Audio in Training
    • record face to face sessions or summaries of sessions
    • self-paced learning
    • guest speakers from remote locations
    • subject experts or industry figures
    • a ssessment evidence
    • Industry knowledge
    • learner produced report
    • third party content
    • walking tours for induction / instruction
    • case studies/scenarios
    • Vocabulary
    • Content for LMS Quizzes and Lessons
  • 9.
    • Options for creating sound
    • Laptop or desktop computer
    • Audacity, Myna (online editor), Garageband
    • iPod (recorder plug in)
    • Podomatic
    • Mobile Phones
    • Personal Digital Recorders
    • LMS Plug Ins (e.g. Wimba)
  • 10.
    • Wimba Podcaster TAFE VC
    • Add using -Add Content Link, - Wimba Podcaster
  • 11. Podcasting Method of distributing audio to users through subscription to audio feeds online Feeds can also be used to deliver audio content (usually in MP3 format) which you can listen to on your computer or MP3 player. This is referred to as podcasting .
  • 12. Podcasting audio files downloaded automatically to a computer or mobile MP3 device. subscribe (mostly free of charge) to a podcast, and then as new audio files become available (episodes), they are automatically downloaded to our computer.
  • 13. Podcasting and Feeds A feed, also known as RSS feed , XML feed , syndicated content , or web feed , is frequently updated content published by a website. U sually used for news and blog websites, but can also be used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio or video.
  • 14. Podcasting and Feeds RSS feeds can also be used to subscribe to blogs, wikis, websites with a news delivery function and social bookmarking sites. Trainers can selectively release podcasts and blog materials to learners by encouraging learners to use RSS feeds. Audio Files can easily be recorded using sound recording software that enable mixing in of multiple voices, sound effects and music.
  • 15. Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for a variety of operating systems
  • 16.
    • Export
    • Due to licensing rights Audacity exports in .wav format
    • To export in .mp3 format need to download a LAME encoder
  • 17.
    • Scripting
    • Talent
    • Recording
    • Importing and Mixing
    • Effects
    • Trimming
    • Saving and
    • Exporting and compressing
    • Project Files (.aud)
    • WAV’s
    • mp3
    Workflow for recording sound
  • 18. Saving and Exporting
  • 19. MP3 Export – Bit Rate
  • 20.
    • Recording options
    • Playback options
    • Troubleshooting
    • Levels
    Understanding your sound card
  • 21.
    • Lets make a podcast - Planning
    • Script/Plan material/topic – have a clear purpose
    • 2-3 minutes maximum
    • Variety of voices
    • Consider mixing up the audio presentation through the use of narrative, question and answer, interviews and guest speakers
  • 22.
    • Lets make a podcast - Recording
    • D esktop computers /Laptop sound cards
    • Personal Digital Recorders
    • Consider an external microphone. (Hold it Steady)
    • For podcasts with spoken voice only, the quality does not need to be that high for effective podcasts.
  • 23.
    • Publishing/Distributing
    • Save in MP3 Format
    • Upload to web and link
    • Embed using course genie
    • Use Podcasting
    • Learn HTML and embed your own!
  • 24.
    • Publishing/Distributing
    • Podomatic Demo
    • iPadio Demo
    • Sound to Flash converters
    • Wimba voice tools
  • 25.
    • Next Workshop
    • Wednesday 23 rd June 10-4
    • Video