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  • Welcome, SOLSTICE seminar series My name is…. Can we go around the tables and introduce ourselves and what your reason was for coming today?

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Aims:
    • To demystify the creation and use of audio
    • Examine the uses of audio files in teaching and learning
    • By the end of this session, you should:
    • Be able to use audio in your teaching
    • Understand what podcasting is and how you may use them
  • 3. Support Blog ltdsupport.edublogs.org Contains links, resources, tutorials and this powerpoint!
  • 4.
    • Number of ways to use audio
      • Recording audio
      • Narrating Powerpoint presentations
      • Advanced use of Powerpoint using Microsoft Producer
      • Recording lectures
      • Podcasting
  • 5.
    • What do I need?
      • Microphone
      • Audio editing software
      • Ideas
  • 6.
    • Open existing Powerpoint presentation
    • Click Slide Show  Record Narration
    • Plug in microphone and check level
    • Click OK
    • Decide where to start recording from
    • Record narration, press Esc when finished
  • 7.
    • I have recorded the narration – now what?
    • Email it to students
    • Upload into WebCT
    • Keep it as an archive of your lecture
    • But be careful…
    • 1 minute of audio = 1 megabyte of file space!
  • 8. Impatica
    • Plug-in for Powerpoint
    • Software designed to convert files into a compressed format that is optimised for streaming over the Internet.
    • Typically 95% smaller
    • Ideal for narrated powerpoints
  • 9. Microsoft Producer
    • Free download for Powerpoint 2003
    • Capture, synchronise, and publish audio, video, slides, and images to create rich-media presentations viewable in a browser
    • Example
  • 10. Recording lectures
    • What do I need?
      • Olympus DS-2
      • Clip microphone
      • Audio Development Pack
    • Now what?
      • Record your lecture
      • Save from DS-2 onto your computer
      • Edit file using Audacity
      • Upload to WebCT or email to students
    • Example
  • 11.
    • iPod + Broadcasting = ‘Podcasting’
    • Think of it as like taking out a magazine subscription
    • Not Internet radio
    Digital audio file usually an MP3 Syndication using RSS Podcatcher (iTunes, Bloglines, Juice) + +
  • 12.  
  • 13.  
  • 14.  
  • 15. Course list at Berkeley
  • 16. Designing a podcast
    • Step 1: Select appropriate content
    • Avoid overly complex and dense content material that includes lots of facts and figures
    • Recordings of classroom lectures may not be the best use of podcasting
    • Narrow the focus of a podcast
  • 17.
    • Step 2:
    • Have a clear instructional goal and purpose for each podcast. This will help guide the development process and result in better learning.
    Designing a podcast
  • 18. Ways to use audio
    • Group activity
    • Think of as many ways as possible how you could use audio in your teaching
  • 19. What now?
    • Recording your podcast
    • Broadcasting your podcast
    • Subscribing to RSS feeds
  • 20. Recording your podcast
    • Audacity – free, open source sound editor
    • How to use it
    • Save files as MP3
  • 21. Broadcasting
    • Set up a blog
    • Upload your file
    • Write post
  • 22. Subscribing to RSS feeds
    • RSS stands for:
    • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
    • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0)
    • RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
    • Popular RSS feedreaders
    • Apple iTunes
    • Bloglines
    Typical RSS Icon
  • 23. Screencasting
    • A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration
    • Software
      • Camtasia
      • Macromedia Captivate
      • ViewletBuilder
  • 24. Other audio technologies
    • Instant messenging services
      • Skype
      • MSN Messenger
      • Sitespeed
  • 25.
    • VODcasting
    • No physical lectures!
    • Or this?