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Online Faculty Development Programs - Wimba 2010 Distinguished Lecture

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Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series Presentation, given April 30, 2010. This session will share Northern Illinois University’s journey offering live online faculty development workshops using Wimba …

Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series Presentation, given April 30, 2010. This session will share Northern Illinois University’s journey offering live online faculty development workshops using Wimba Classroom as well as making online workshop archives available for on-demand viewing either online, in iTunes, or on a mobile device. Emphasis will be placed on NIU’s step-by-step workflow for using the MP4 archive download capabilities in Wimba Classroom 6.0 to deliver archived online faculty development programs in podcast form. The presentation will include considerations for hosting archives outside Wimba Classroom as well as the steps necessary to create a podcast RSS feed, submit to the iTunes store, and update the necessary files when a new MP4 archive from Wimba Classroom is available.

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  • 1.
    • Podcasting Online Faculty Development Programs Using Wimba Classroom MP4 Archives
    Jason Rhode, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Northern Illinois University jrhode@niu.edu (email) twitter.com/jrhode (twitter) niu.edu/~jrhode (web) facebook.com/jasonrhodephd (facebook) download slides: jasonrho.de/wimba2010
  • 2. Session Description
    • This session will share Northern Illinois University’s journey offering live online faculty development workshops using Wimba Classroom as well as making online workshop archives available for on-demand viewing either online, in iTunes, or on a mobile device. Emphasis will be placed on NIU’s step-by-step workflow for using the MP4 archive download capabilities in Wimba Classroom 6.0 to deliver archived online faculty development programs in podcast form. The presentation will include considerations for hosting archives outside Wimba Classroom as well as the steps necessary to create a podcast RSS feed, submit to the iTunes store, and update the necessary files when a new MP4 archive from Wimba Classroom is available.
  • 3. Session Focus
    • Details of NIU’s workflow for podcasting MP4 archives of online faculty development workshop archives
    • Glimpse at mobile experience of downloading and viewing MP4 archives on iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad
  • 4. What is a Podcast?
  • 5.
    • Really Simply Syndication
    • XML file format
      • Universally readable by feed readers and podcatching software
    • XML vs. RSS
      • Either term/button can refer to the existence of a feed (RSS = process; XML = file format)
    RSS is Required for a Podcast RSS XML
  • 6.
    • <?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>NIU Faculty Development Program Archives</title>
    • <description>Archived online faculty development programs offered by Northern Illinois University (NIU) Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. For more information or to register for an upcoming faculty development program, visit http://www.niu.edu/facdev</description>
    • <link>http://www.niu.edu/facdev</link>
    • <copyright>Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University</copyright>
    • <language>en-us</language>
    • <lastBuildDate>Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:00:00 -0500</lastBuildDate>
    • <managingEditor>facdev@niu.edu</managingEditor>
    • <pubDate>Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:59:55 -0500</pubDate>
    • <generator>FeedForAll v2.0 (2.0.2.9) http://www.feedforall.com</generator>
    • <itunes:subtitle>Archived online faculty development programs offered by Northern Illinois University (NIU) Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center</itunes:subtitle>
    • <itunes:summary>Archived online faculty development programs offered by Northern Illinois University (NIU) Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. For more information or to register for an upcoming faculty development program, visit http://www.facdev.niu.edu A current listing of upcoming online faculty development programs is available at http://www.niu.edu/facdev/programs/online</itunes:summary>
    • <itunes:author>NIU Faculty Development &amp; Instructional Design Center</itunes:author>
    • <itunes:owner>
    • <itunes:name>Northern Illinois University</itunes:name>
    • <itunes:email>facdev@niu.edu</itunes:email>
    • </itunes:owner>
    What does XML look like?
  • 7. Traditional “Pulling” of Content from the WWW
  • 8. Podcast = Pushing Content via RSS & Podcatching Software User-determined frequency manual or automated download RSS
  • 9.
    • Wimba Classroom archive file MP4 (.m4v)
    • Web server / host
    • RSS Feed (XML file)
    What is needed
  • 10. Affordable Hosting Option – Libsyn libsyn.com
  • 11. RSS Feed Creation Software feedforall.com reinventedsoftware.com/feeder
  • 12. NIU’s Online Faculty Development Workshops niu.edu/facdev/programs/online
  • 13. 1. Opening Archive
  • 14. 2. Download MP4
  • 15. 3. Wait for Wimba to Generate MP4
  • 16. 4. Save .M4V File to Local Computer
  • 17. 5. Upload .M4V File to Web Server
  • 18. 6. Edit Podcast RSS Feed Using FeedForAll
  • 19. Adding Item to Existing Podcast Feed
  • 20. Entering Required Item Metadata
  • 21. Entering iTunes Metadata
  • 22. 7. Upload / Preview Updated RSS Feed niu.edu/facdev/rss/archives.xml
  • 23. One-Time Setup: Submit Podcast Feed to iTunes https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/ publishPodcast
  • 24. 8. Update Program Archives Page HTML
  • 25. 9. Upload Online Program Archives Page niu.edu/facdev/programs/archives.shtml
  • 26. Subscribing / Downloading Podcasts in iTunes
  • 27. Viewing as Podcast on iPhone / iPod Touch
  • 28. Searching for Podcast in iTunes on iPhone
  • 29. Downloading Archives from Podcast on iPhone
  • 30. Text Easy to View
  • 31.  
  • 32. Contact the Presenter Jason Rhode jrhode@niu.edu (email) twitter.com/jrhode (twitter) jasonrhode.com (blog) niu.edu/~jrhode (web) 815.209.9783 (phone) facebook.com/jasonrhodephd (facebook) slides available for download: jasonrho.de/wimba2010

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