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  • 1. Podcasting & Slidecasting for Dissemination in Teaching and Research [email_address] Flickr - socalgal_64
  • 2. Overview
    • Definitions & Examples
    • Pedagogical and research value
    • Technology involved: laptop or mic, Websites
    • Options for licensing and distribution
    • Steps involved
    • Tips and tricks
  • 3. Definitions and Examples
    • Podcasting: “distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer” (Wordnet)
    •   Slidecasting: “an audio podcast that is combined with a slideshow... presentation.”
    • commercial slide provides services for:
      • Uploading slides (& audio)
      • Combining (optional)
      • Accessing them
  • 4. Value for Teaching & Research
    • OF COURSE: record your lectures for your class
    • BUT: There are many other pedagogical uses:
      • Record presentation in one context and provide as supplementary info in another class or context
      • Record presentation in face-to-face class to possibly use online
      • Record your presentation at a conference to disseminate it more broadly via your CV, etc. (some conferences are now run this way)
  • 5. Technology needed for Slideshare
    • Presentations : pdf, ppt, pps, pptx, ppsx, pot, potx (Powerpoint); odp (OpenOffice); key, zip (Apple Keynote). 
    • Documents : pdf, doc, docx, rtf, xls (MSOffice); odt, ods(OpenOffice); Apple iWork Pages
    • MP3: the only audio format
    • 100 Mb upload limit
  • 6. Technology: First Option
    • Stand-Alone Mic: Samson H2 - Handy Recorder
    • Records audio as .wav format
      • Needs to be converted to mp3
    • Audio can be transferred to your computer via a USB Cable or a SD card
    • Excellent quality; flexible re: position
  • 7. Technology: Second Option
    • Built in microphone in your laptop
    • Almost any laptop made in the last 4 years will have a mic built in
    • Need to check volume and settings
    • Varies in quality and sensitivity
    • Requires you to stay in front of your laptop
  • 8. Audio editing & converting
    • Free software (is good for recording on your laptop too)
    • Need to download a separate file for .mp3 conversion:
    • Will demonstrate this later
    • Can upload mp3 file in isolation for download
  • 9. Options for Licensing and Distribution
    • You retain the copyright to your presentation on Slideshare (& in other contexts by default)
    • You can license it for particular kinds of use using Creative Commons licensing for Canada:
      • Attribution always required
      • Non-commercial use only
      • Others can/cannot modify
      • Others have to continue to share it
    • Applies to all contents , incl. photos, etc.
  • 10. Steps involved (after your presentation)
    • Save Audio
    • Edit Audio
    • Upload Audio and Slides
    • Combine and synchronize audio and slides on; see demo at:
    • Share with your students, colleagues, friends! E.g.
  • 11. Tips and Tricks
    • Try different settings in converting audio to mp3 to “satisfice” file size and quality
    • Use a photo (with an appropriate CC license) from Flickr for your title slide
    • You can delete the “ums” and “aahs” from your audio file easily using Audacity
    • Re-load the audio-to-slide synch tool in Slideshare if controls not showing initially