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  • How to Create a Podcast Presenter:  Joel Kinison
  • Outline
    • Podcasting Defined
    • Academic Uses of Podcasting
    • iPod features and options
    • Creating a Podcast
      • Recording your audio
      • Creating a mp3 with Audacity
      • Uploading to your faculty web page
      • Posting on Blogger
    • Sample lesson plans
  • Podcast Defined
    • An audio file you create in .mp3 format
    • Which contains your own presentation or lecture or any audio you wish others to have. Typically in radio broadcast format .
    • That you upload along with an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) file to a server (Faculty web page for instance).
    Notes: XML based language RSS is a file that contains a link to downloadable audio files. Simple way to send out, once available files.
  • Podcast Defined
    • Students download using one of several programs ( aggravators/podcatchers ) that have been created to retrieve your audio file automatically, on a regular basis. iTunes, Yahoo, Firefox, and iPodder
    • RSS Logo and subscribe.
    • Podcast Directories
    • Students can listen to it at their convenience on their own iPod or .mp3 player.
  • Academic Uses
    • Course content dissemination tool access to lectures, songs, historical speeches, and foreign languages
    • Classroom recording tool capturing lectures, discussions, and verbal feedback
    • Field recording tool field notes, interviews, oral histories, environmental sounds
    • Study support tool repeated listening of music, audio books, rehearsals
    • Student Support Virtual tours, student news, orientations
  • iPod Overview
    • Brand of portable digital media player
    • Store media on a built-in hard drive
    • Upload music, photos, and videos
    • Fifth-generation iPod can play videos
    • Worlds best selling digital audio player
    • Uses iTunes
    14 million in last three months
  • Capabilities
    • MP3, AAC, AIFF, non copy-protected WMA, and MPEG-4
    • Limited PDA like features: address book, calendar, notes, and simple games
    • Connects to computer via USB
  • Hardware
    • Batteries iPods can recharge internal batteries
    • Connector proprietary 30-pin dock connector > USB
    • Earphones low quality (security issue)
  • Design
    • iPod casing (front & back)
    • Touch-scroll wheel
    • green circuit board controls
    • Lithium ion battery
    • Hard drive w/rubber insulation
  • Cost
    • iPod 30 GB hard drive - $299
    • 60 GB hard drive - $399
    • iPod nano 2 GB hard drive - $199 4 GB hard drive - $249
    • 1 GB of storage will hold 250, 4-minute songs in 128 kbit/s AAC
  • Creative offers alternatives
    • Cheaper
      • Creative $225 (40GB)
      • Creative $269 (60GB)
    • Can handle recorded book recordings available for free through the library (IPod can’t)
  • Accessories
    • Speakers JBL, Bose, Altec Lansing
    • Connectors
    • Voice recorders
    • FM transceiver
    • Wireless remote
    • Cases
  • Creating a Podcast Step 1 Recording your audio Step 2 Creating a mp3 with Audacity Step 3 Uploading to your faculty web page Step 4 Posting on Blogger
  • Recording Your Audio
    • iPod Requires a microphone attachment
    • Omni Directional
    • Voice memo
    • Press record
    • Download to iTunes
    Step 1 iTunes
  • Creating a mp3 with Audacity
    • Audacity – free digital audio sound editor http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    • Additional S/W: MP3 Encoder – Allows Audacity to export mp3 files LAME MP3 encoder
    Step 2
  • Creating a mp3 with Audacity
    • Modify mp3 Preferences
      • Sample Rate 11025 Hz (mono low/med quality)
      • Sample Format 16-bit
      • Advantages: compresses 10 minute file: Example. 9mb – 3.9mb
    • Options: Fade in/out, layer music
    • Export MP3
    Step 2
  • Uploading to your faculty web page
    • You will need a Web Server/Web Space
    • You will need access to a folder
    • “H” Drive (Web2)
    • Remember the address Example: http://www.itc.csmd.edu/joelk/pod2.mp3
    Step 3
  • Posting on Blogger
    • Why Blogger? A good starting place to experiment with podcasting.
    • Go to Blogger home page ( http://www.blogger.com ) and select Create Your Blog Now:
    • Create an account, name your blog and select a background.
    • Your blog will automatically be created.
    Step 4
  • Posting on Blogger
    • To add your MP3 file, create a text link, select it with the link tool, and enter the URL for your MP3 file.
    • When your done, select Publish Post , you should get a conformation page.
    • Look at your Setting tab, and select Basic to update Blog information.
    Step 4
  • Sample Lesson Plans
    • See Handouts
  • Thank You
    • Questions?