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Introduction to podcasting

  1. 1. Podcasting at Wits<br />A quick introduction<br />Slideshow by James (modified by Derek)<br />
  2. 2. What is a podcast?<br />Video<br />RSS <br />*The key is the method of delivery of the file. Podcasts are wrapped in an RSS feed.<br />Audio<br />
  3. 3. +<br />Broad(cast)<br />Apple Ipod<br />*Sometimes referred to as a webcast or Personal on demand broadcast<br />Etymology<br />
  4. 4. Podcasting’s popularity<br />Look at students ears<br />The pervasiveness of the Internet;<br />The rapid growth of broadband;<br />The widespread availability of personal computers, mobile phones and mp3 players<br />The blurring of the distinction between streaming and downloading media content; and<br />
  5. 5. Podcasts are syndicated and organised according to subject/theme . They are generally released regularly and in a series. <br />Video and audio material is often edited and packaged to suite the podcast format.<br />Characteristics<br />
  6. 6. Podcasts are regularly updated. These updates can be automatically checked and downloaded for users on various platforms.<br />Characteristics<br />
  7. 7. Museums<br />Podcasts have found their way into museums and on official tours. They are downloaded and listened depending on location.<br />Tours<br />Areas of use<br />
  8. 8. Law enforcement<br />The police have used podcasts to inform residents on possible threats and recent successes. Libraries have incorporated them into assisting patrons in locating materials and administrative procedures. <br />Libraries<br />Areas of use<br />
  9. 9. Occasional Public Podcasts<br />Wits University<br />Profcasts<br />Radio talkshow format<br />Areas of use<br />
  10. 10. Occasional Public Podcast<br />Inaugural lectures<br />Conference presentations<br />Graduation addresses<br />
  11. 11. Profcasts<br />Lecture content to goProfcasts lets students listen when it best suits them<br />Getting the word out Apple’s iTunes store aggregates academic podcasts with iTunes U<br />Building Community Capturing and sharing the voices of a academics and their students builds connections and community<br />
  12. 12. Radio Talkshow<br />Brief scripted episodes of about 30 minutes that focuses on a topics as they relate to campus. <br />The program could use<br />a roundtable discussion format with guests.<br />Interviews with experts<br />
  13. 13. Receiving daily news podcasts<br />www.timeslive.co.za is the online site of The Times newspaper. The site syndicates both audio and video content for users related to news, entertainment and sport. <br />How to Subscribe<br />
  14. 14. Select the RSS feed icon and subscribe<br />How to Subscribe<br />
  15. 15. The feed is then added to your profile and will be automatically updated when new content is addde.<br />How to Subscribe<br />
  16. 16. Any device that can record and store audio/video can be used for podcasting. This includes mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 recorders etc..<br />Recording Methods<br />
  17. 17. Retrieve audio/video<br />Transfer/edit data if necessary<br />Upload file<br />Relate to feed<br />Publishing Methods<br />
  18. 18. Professor Derek Keats has developed a podcast application, called PodderLive for the Ubuntu operating system. The podcast is recorded using a netbook and uploaded directly to the Wits Learning Management System ,Kewl . The file is automatically associated with the necessary feed/area. <br />+<br />+<br />=<br />&<br />Local Tools<br />
  19. 19. Podcasts are available on multiple platforms, in a format that is easy to access and understand. They deal with clearly designated themes, topics and subjects and can succinctly communicate ideas and principles. They are not overly complex or expensive to create making them perfect for content production.<br />The end<br />

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