Mobile learning with iTunes, iPod Touch and Podcasting Vincent Hung Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology 23 June 2010
iTunes and Podcasting
Think out of the box, think out of PC, think out of direct teaching
it is about self-directed learning
iTunes, iTunes U and iPod Touch
iTunes open a door to global open content for “Learning”
iTunes and iPod Touch together help to receive Global content content, through Podcast subscription
iTunes can be linked up to iWork of MacBook
iWork includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
PC iTunes and iPod touch can be used in PC platform Free iTunes can be download to PC at http://www.apple.com/itunes/
iTunes is a freeware developed by Apple to manage iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and now iPad.
not just getting music
a wonderful platform for getting podcasts and resources for mobile learning
also for getting Apple apps
What is Podcasting?
A podcast is a series of digital media files, either audio or video, that is released episodically and downloaded through web syndication (Wikipedia, 2009)
Initially developed from iPod + Broadcast. But now it is often referring to iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
One of the commonly used platform for receiving podcast: iTunes, to subscribe the Podcast
How to Get Podcast from iTunes
For PC, iTunes download link
For Mac, iTunes is bundled with all Mac platform, just click the iTunes icon from the Dock
ITunes>iTunes Store>United States>ITunes U
Huge resources in iTunes U
Getting Podcast “Get Tracks” - download all the tracks to your computer “Subscribe” - all episodes will be subscribed. When new episodes are released, you will receive the new episodes and no need to go to this site again
Subscribe to Podcast After clicking subscribe, the whole series of “program list” will be downloaded to your computer Or you can click “get” to select the individual media file to download to your computer
Viewing resources with iPod Touch iPod Touch is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, learning device all your download media files from iTunes can be viewed with iPod Touch (of course, can also be iPhone or iPad) just connect the iPod touch to PC with the sync cable, all download materials in iTunes are sync to iPod touch
Summary Introduced simple concepts of Podcast, and some podcast examples were presented Basic iTunes features are introduced how to subscribed iTunes U with iTunes, and viewed with iPod Touch So any implications to mobile computing and open content?
Q & A Any implication to your teaching and learning?