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Producing Captivating Podcasts

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"Producing Captivating Podcasts"

Dan Medakovic, Operitel
Richard Nantel, Brandon Hall Research
Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference
September 25
11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

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  • 1. Producing Captivating Podcasts Dan Medakovic , Operitel Richard Nantel , Brandon Hall Research September 25 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.
  • 2. So Many Questions…
    • What is a podcast?
    • Why have they become popular?
    • Why use them for learning?
    • What software/hardware do you need?
    • What are the steps to produce, publish, and subscribe to a podcast?
    • Tips, tricks, and resources
    • Integrating podcasting into learning architecture
  • 3. What Is a Podcast?
    • i Pod + Broad casting = Podcasting
    • Usually audio (but not always)
    • Syndication/subscription (always)
  • 4. Why Have Podcasts Become Popular?
  • 5. Why Have Podcasts Become Popular?
  • 6. Why Use Podcasts for Learning
  • 7. Podcasting Options Audacity / Freeware apps ProTools LE / Mbox Phone in Services Professional Audio Production Facility / Marketing & Communications Co. Garage Band (Mac) Cubase/Vegas/Cakewalk etc. Web Based V/O Services 1000’s Free 100’s
  • 8. DIY- What You Need (Audio Podcast) Text
  • 9. Podcasting Workflow RSS mp3
  • 10. Let’s Podcast!
  • 11. Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
  • 12. Creating the RSS file
    • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;UTF-8&quot;?>
    • <rss xmlns:itunes=&quot;http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd&quot; version=&quot;2.0&quot;>
    • <channel>
    • <title>Brandon Hall Research Podcasts</title>
    • <itunes:author>Richard Nantel</itunes:author>
    • <itunes:link rel=&quot;image&quot; type=&quot;video/jpeg&quot; href=&quot;http://brandon-hall.com/richardnantel/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/rnwordpress.jpg&quot;>Richard Nantel</itunes:link>
    • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    • <category>Audio Blogs</category>
    • <link>http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/podcasts.shtml</link>
    • <description>Listen to Brandon Hall Research podcasts to for the latest research about learning and talent management.</description>
    • <language>en-us</language>
    • <copyright>All rights reserved</copyright>
    • <lastBuildDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:36:27 GMT</lastBuildDate>
    • <ttl>60</ttl>
    • <item>
    • <title>Richard Test Podacst</title>
    • <link>http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/test.mp3</link>
    • <itunes:author>Richard Nantel</itunes:author>
    • <category>Audio Blogs</category>
    • <itunes:duration>00:09</itunes:duration>
    • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
    • <description> (Running Time 00:09)</description>
    • <pubDate>Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:30:24 GMT</pubDate>
    • <enclosure url=&quot;http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/test.mp3&quot; length=&quot;145113&quot; type=&quot;audio/mpeg&quot;/>
    • </item>
    • </channel>
    • </rss>
  • 13. Free RSS Generators
    • http://www.applytools.com/cgi-bin/sa/podcast/podcast.cgi
    • http://www.tdscripts.com/webmaster_utilities/podcast-generator.php
    • http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/
  • 14. Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
  • 15. Let’s Podcast! RSS mp3
  • 16. Online Resources Name Description URL Cost Audio Bag Royalty free music. Pro. Intro/Outro with Music http://audiobag.com/ $7-$29 / music clip $57 / $77 (both) ClickCaster Podcast publishing/hosting site. Support audio and video podcasts. http://www.clickcaster.com/ Free - $29.99 / mo. GabCast Podcasting service. Let’s you phone in your audio. http://www.gabcast.com/ Free- $12/mo/channel
  • 17. Software/Hardware
    • Audacity – Free, Open Source audio recording and editing software
        • audacity .sourceforge.net
    • Garage Band – Free on new Macintosh
    • Pro Tools LE and M Box hardware $400
        • www.digidesign.com
    • Microphone - $100 (get a metal one)
        • Recommend SURE SM57
  • 18. Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture
    • Simply create a PodCast area on your website with RSS feed or include in Blogs, Wikis, etc. (one to many)
    • Use a Document Library such as SharePoint
        • Rich search, meta data, content management
        • Audience Targeting
        • One to many groups
  • 19. Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture
    • Assign them to learners via an LMS
        • Target community, region, location, business unit, job position, competency
        • Include link in course registration message
        • Use a self-assessment button to track completion
        • Create a short post-assessment to test comprehension
        • Include them in blended Learning Tracks (podcast assigned upon Success or Failure of Learning Event)
        • Sell them via E-Commerce engine
  • 20. Audio Tips
        • Start with the best source recording
        • You can hear the room – avoid large rooms, reflective/hard surfaces
        • Use a good microphone and audio interface
        • Use a pop-screen
        • Use a mic stand (table top or boom stand)
        • Watch your levels
        • Normalize your audio
  • 21. Audio Tips Cont’d
        • Think of quality production values:
          • Interesting, dynamically varied voice(s)
          • Imagine the audience (perform, don’t just read)
          • Include musical breaks/intros