Introduction to Podcasting
Academic Support, Technology & Innovation
Plymouth University
This workshop
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What is podcasting?
Type of podcasts
Discuss your own needs
Look at equipment and software
Issu...
What is podcasting?
• Podcasting in Plain English
– Video - http://youtu.be/j7V-CBgpsmI

• A podcast is a series of podcas...
Type of podcasts
Vodcasts

Podcasts

Audio only Podcasts

Video Podcasts

Screencasts
Benefits of podcasts?
• Flexibility
– On demand service
• Anytime, anywhere
– Portable
Case Study
• Mobile devices
Roy Low...
Three stages

Planning
your
podcasts

Creating
your
podcasts

Uploading
your
podcasts
and getting
them seen
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

What on earth do you actually podcast?
Lab tutorial

Seminar discuss...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Getting started: what do you need?
•

You will need appropriate:
– S...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Handy tips to help you plan
•
•
•
•
•
•

Find somewhere really quiet...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Copyright issues
• Not permitted to use materials unless:
– they are...
Planning

Creating and saving

Software

Uploading and sharing
Planning

Creating and saving

TULIP: Nintex
Benefits
– Best for Podcasts
– Built into SharePoint
(nothing to download) –
...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Hands-on practical
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Benefits
• Narrating a PowerPoint presenta...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Hands-on practical
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Other software
Why use other software?
• Screencasts
• Narration ove...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Software: Podcasts
Audacity
Pros
• Best for podcasts
• Professional ...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Software: Vodcasts
MovieMaker

iMovie

Pros
• Best for vodcasts
• Fr...
Planning

Creating and saving

Software: Screencasts
Camtasia
Pros
• Best for screencasts
• Available for PC and Mac
• Abi...
Planning

Creating and saving

Uploading and sharing

Drop-in areas
To learn how to use the various equipment or gain supp...
Planning

Creating and Saving

Uploading and Sharing

Distributing your podcasts to your
students and other staff
• UPmedi...
Questions?
Thank you!
Technology Enhanced Learning & Assessment
Academic Support, Technology & Innovation
tel@plymouth.ac.uk
(5)87600...
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This Introduction to Podcasting course was delivered for a couple of years by Sarah Barnes and myself at Plymouth University.

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  • Introduction to PodcastingAcademic Support, Technology & InnovationPlymouth University
  • This workshopWhat is podcasting?Type of podcasts Discuss your own needsLook at equipment and softwareIssues to be aware ofSome hands-on experienceWith us here to help!How to distribute your new resources to your students & other staff
  • Podcasting in Plain EnglishVideo - http://youtu.be/j7V-CBgpsmIA podcast is a series of podcast episodesTypically short and bite-sized
  • Type of podcastsPodcastsAudio only PodcastsVodcastsVideo Podcasts or Screencasts
  • Benefits of podcasts?Powerful learning resourcesConvenient and easy to consume informationCompliment lecture/seminar timeFlexibilityOn demand serviceAnytime, anywhereMobile - Portable - Convenient for studentsCan be used more than onceCase StudyRoy Lowry - Creating Video Podcasts for Student
  • Three stagesPlanning your podcastsCreating your podcastsUploading your podcasts and getting them seen
  • What on earth do you actually podcast?
  • Getting started: what do you need?You will need appropriate:SoftwareEquipmentWhat equipment is available and which should I use? Podcast (Audio)A built-in mic (low quality)Headset (inexpensive/Better quality/available for loan)Podcast Studio (Professional quality/available for loan)Vodcast (Video podcast)Webcam (low quality)FlipHD (good quality/inexpensive/available for loan)Most HD Video recorders (Better quality/more expensive/more technical)ScreencastSoftware and microphone (see above)
  • Handy tips to help you planFind somewhere really quiet to record your podcastMake sure you are prepared and have everything you need Plan what you’re going to say (write a script or use storyboards)Allow sufficient timeKeep your podcast episode bite-sized. Aim to be no longer than 5 minutesDon’t use copyrighted materials – IMPORTANTMore tips on at:http://technologyenhancedlearning.net/podcasting
  • Copyright issuesNot permitted to use materials unless:they are created by yourselves orare owned by Plymouth Universitythey have been licensed for re-useReusing images and other material found on the internet can breach copyright lawVisit the Copyright CommunityHowever lots of copyright free resources can be found on the Internet… if you know where to look http://wp.me/P1aTDM-ntFurther information, please see our ‘How to find copyright free resources’ reference guide
  • TULIP: NintexBenefitsBest for PodcastsBuilt into SharePoint (nothing to download) – FreeEasy to useConstraintsDownloads only available through Tulip via RSS feedAvailable for PC Internet Explorer onlyAudio only
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010BenefitsNarrating a PowerPoint presentation to produce a quality educational resource in a video format. BenefitsCan record voice narration & laser pointersCan control size & qualityCan include animations, smart art & transitionsSave as video don’t need PPT to viewCan re-record individual slidesUse Notes pages to prepare scriptConstraintsCan’t edit the recorded audio in another package e.g. Audacity
  • Other softwareWhy use other software?Screencasts Narration over Field/lab workMore advanced editing featuresMac users
  • Software: PodcastsAudacityProsBest for podcastsProfessional qualityAvailable for PC and MacAdvanced editing features compared with Nintex (e.g. filters)ConsAudio onlyGarageBandProsBest for podcasts Professional qualityComes free with every MacEditing featuresConsMac only software
  • Software: VodcastsMovieMakerProsBest for vodcastsFree (Run Advertised Programs)Professional qualityEditing featuresConsNot available for Mac usersVideo onlyiMovieProsBest for vodcastsComes free with every MacProfessional qualityAdvanced editing featuresConsNot available for PC users
  • Software: ScreencastsCamtasiaProsBest for screencasts Available for PC and MacAbility to create picture-in-pictureProfessional qualityAdvanced editing featuresConsNot free
  • Drop-in areasTo learn how to use the various equipment or gain support of the software, there are a few options:One-to-one support from ASTILearning TechnologistsIT sign ups – further details on https://student.plymouth.ac.uk/ithelp/itsdteam/SitePages/Signup.aspxOther support:Media Suite in the library
  • Distributing your podcasts to yourstudents and other staffUPmediaVia MySitesVia Tulip module sitesEmbed in web pagesRe-use on www.plymouth.ac.ukGuide to uploading to UpmediaiTunesU
  • Questions?
  • Thank you!Technology Enhanced Learning & AssessmentAcademic Support, Technology & Innovationtel@plymouth.ac.uk(5)87600Digital Skills Development TeamAcademic Support, Technology & Innovationdigitalskills@plymouth.ac.ukhttp://technologyenhancedlearning.net/podcastinghttps://student.plymouth.ac.uk/ithelp
  • Introduction to Podcasting

    1. 1. Introduction to Podcasting Academic Support, Technology & Innovation Plymouth University
    2. 2. This workshop • • • • • • What is podcasting? Type of podcasts Discuss your own needs Look at equipment and software Issues to be aware of Some hands-on experience – With us here to help! • How to distribute your new resources to your students & other staff
    3. 3. What is podcasting? • Podcasting in Plain English – Video - http://youtu.be/j7V-CBgpsmI • A podcast is a series of podcast episodes – Typically short and bite-sized
    4. 4. Type of podcasts Vodcasts Podcasts Audio only Podcasts Video Podcasts Screencasts
    5. 5. Benefits of podcasts? • Flexibility – On demand service • Anytime, anywhere – Portable Case Study • Mobile devices Roy Lowry - Creating • Convenient for students Video Podcasts for Students – Can be used multiple times • Introduction to a topic • Reinforcement • Revision • Powerful learning resources • Convenient and easy to consume information that can compliment lecture/seminar time
    6. 6. Three stages Planning your podcasts Creating your podcasts Uploading your podcasts and getting them seen
    7. 7. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing What on earth do you actually podcast? Lab tutorial Seminar discussion with students Narrate a presentation Lecture prerequisites Recording a lecture Lecture highlights Talking head Demo a piece of software Promoting courses and services Revision Explain a topic or subject Field-work Feedback Group work Content for the classroom
    8. 8. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Getting started: what do you need? • You will need appropriate: – Software – Equipment • What equipment is available and which should I use? – Podcast (Audio) • A built-in mic (low quality) • Headset (inexpensive/Better quality/available for loan) • Podcast Studio (Professional quality/available for loan) – Vodcast (Video podcast) • Webcam (low quality) • FlipHD (good quality/inexpensive/available for loan) • Most HD Video recorders (Better quality/more expensive/more technical) – Screencast • Software and microphone (see above)
    9. 9. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Handy tips to help you plan • • • • • • Find somewhere really quiet to record your podcast Make sure you are prepared and have everything you need Plan what you’re going to say (write a script or use storyboards) Allow sufficient time Keep your podcast episode bite-sized. Aim to be no longer than 5 minutes Don’t use copyrighted materials – IMPORTANT • More tips on at: – http://technologyenhancedlearning.net/podcasting
    10. 10. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Copyright issues • Not permitted to use materials unless: – they are created by yourselves or – are owned by Plymouth University – they have been licensed for re-use • Reusing images and other material found on the internet can breach copyright law • Visit the Copyright Community • However lots of copyright free resources can be found on the Internet… if you know where to look http://wp.me/P1aTDM-nt • Further information, please see our ‘How to find copyright free resources’ reference guide
    11. 11. Planning Creating and saving Software Uploading and sharing
    12. 12. Planning Creating and saving TULIP: Nintex Benefits – Best for Podcasts – Built into SharePoint (nothing to download) – Free – Easy to use Constraints – Downloads only available through Tulip via RSS feed – Available for PC – Internet Explorer only – Audio only Uploading and sharing
    13. 13. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Hands-on practical
    14. 14. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Benefits • Narrating a PowerPoint presentation to produce a quality educational resource in a video format. • Benefits • Can record voice narration & laser pointers • Can control size & quality • Can include animations, smart art & transitions • Save as video don’t need PPT to view • Can re-record individual slides • Use Notes pages to prepare script Constraints • Can’t edit the recorded audio in another package e.g. Audacity
    15. 15. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Hands-on practical
    16. 16. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Other software Why use other software? • Screencasts • Narration over Field/lab work • More advanced editing features • Mac users
    17. 17. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Software: Podcasts Audacity Pros • Best for podcasts • Professional quality • Available for PC and Mac • Advanced editing features compared with Nintex (e.g. filters) Cons • Audio only GarageBand Pros • Best for podcasts • Professional quality • Comes free with every Mac • Editing features Cons • Mac only software
    18. 18. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Software: Vodcasts MovieMaker iMovie Pros • Best for vodcasts • Free (Run Advertised Programs) • Professional quality • Editing features Pros • Best for vodcasts • Comes free with every Mac • Professional quality • Advanced editing features Cons • Not available for Mac users • Video only Cons Not available for PC users
    19. 19. Planning Creating and saving Software: Screencasts Camtasia Pros • Best for screencasts • Available for PC and Mac • Ability to create picture-in-picture • Professional quality • Advanced editing features Cons • Not free Uploading and sharing
    20. 20. Planning Creating and saving Uploading and sharing Drop-in areas To learn how to use the various equipment or gain support of the software, there are a few options: • One-to-one support from ASTI – Learning Technologists – IT sign ups – further details on https://student.plymouth.ac.uk/ithelp/itsdteam/SitePages/Signup.as px • Other support: – Media Suite in the library
    21. 21. Planning Creating and Saving Uploading and Sharing Distributing your podcasts to your students and other staff • UPmedia – Via MySites – Via Tulip module sites – Embed in web pages – Re-use on www.plymouth.ac.uk – Guide to uploading to Upmedia • iTunesU
    22. 22. Questions?
    23. 23. Thank you! Technology Enhanced Learning & Assessment Academic Support, Technology & Innovation tel@plymouth.ac.uk (5)87600 Digital Skills Development Team Academic Support, Technology & Innovation digitalskills@plymouth.ac.uk http://technologyenhancedlearning.net/podcasting https://student.plymouth.ac.uk/ithelp

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