Lauren Pressley | pressllm@wfu.edu | 19 March 2009
PODCASTING IN EDUCATION
AGENDA
• Types of podcasts
• Podcasting in Education
• Examples
• Design
• Making a Podcast
TYPES OF PODCASTS
Recordings
Audio and video files,
distributed on websites,
without the use of a feed.
RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds allow users
to subscribe to your
content. They can do so
using a reader or iTunes.
Audio
Some podcasts are
series of audio
recordings only. These
vary in quality and
production value.
Enhanced
Enhanced podcasts
incorporate slides with
text or images to
reinforce the spoken
component.
Video
Video podcasts make
use of the multimedia
capabilities of many of
today’s computers and
networks.
Other Trends
New ways of adding
media to websites are
emerging such as
Ustream and 12seconds.
PODCASTING IN EDUCATION
THREE TYPES:
THOSE YOU FIND,
THOSE YOU MAKE,
& THOSE YOU ASSIGN
• Out-of-class listening
• Supplement course materials
• Provide expert voices
Those you find
• Specific Sites (ex. NPR)
• iTunes directory
• Podcast Pickle
• Podcast Alley
Those you find
• Out-of-class listening
• Review material
• Supplementary content
Those you make
• Develop communication
competencies
• Research project: finding and
evaluating information, developing
ideas, and sharing...
• “Whenever I hear myself on a podcast, I want to get
better for the next time.”—Alex
• “Podcasting is very motivating bec...
EXAMPLES
Podcast Libraries
There are a lot of
educational podcasts on
the web, you can often
browse directories to find
good ones.
...
Professional Websites
The BBC produced a
video podcast, with
footage from France, to
help readers learn
French.
bbc.co.uk/...
Study Cast
Audio segments created
by a teacher for students
to review.
http://www.mrcoley.com/studycast/
Cody’s Cuentos
Spanish fairytales
designed to help
learners with an
unfamiliar language
through familiar stories.
http://c...
ColeyCast
Recorded by students,
each broadcast
highlights some of the
things they’re learning in
the classroom.
http://www...
WillowWeb
WillowWeb is produced
by students and
teachers at Willowdale
Elementary School.
http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/r...
Coulee Kids
Coulee Kids is produced by a seventh
grade writing class at Longfellow Middle
School in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
...
The Road She Traveled
This localized project evolved from the
Coulee Kids Podcast.
http://wiki.sdlax.k12.wi.us/groups/ther...
DESIGN
• Who is your audience?
• What is the purpose of the podcast?
• What role will it play in the course?
• In student evaluat...
• Audacity (audio)
• PowerPoint (slides)
• http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/
(photos)
• Point-and-shoot camera (photos an...
• CD or DVD
• Course Management System
• Website/Blog
• Hosted site (odeo.com, blip.tv, etc.)
• iTunes (anyone can add a p...
QUESTIONS?
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  1. 1. Lauren Pressley | pressllm@wfu.edu | 19 March 2009 PODCASTING IN EDUCATION
  2. 2. AGENDA • Types of podcasts • Podcasting in Education • Examples • Design • Making a Podcast
  3. 3. TYPES OF PODCASTS
  4. 4. Recordings Audio and video files, distributed on websites, without the use of a feed.
  5. 5. RSS Feeds RSS Feeds allow users to subscribe to your content. They can do so using a reader or iTunes.
  6. 6. Audio Some podcasts are series of audio recordings only. These vary in quality and production value.
  7. 7. Enhanced Enhanced podcasts incorporate slides with text or images to reinforce the spoken component.
  8. 8. Video Video podcasts make use of the multimedia capabilities of many of today’s computers and networks.
  9. 9. Other Trends New ways of adding media to websites are emerging such as Ustream and 12seconds.
  10. 10. PODCASTING IN EDUCATION
  11. 11. THREE TYPES: THOSE YOU FIND, THOSE YOU MAKE, & THOSE YOU ASSIGN
  12. 12. • Out-of-class listening • Supplement course materials • Provide expert voices Those you find
  13. 13. • Specific Sites (ex. NPR) • iTunes directory • Podcast Pickle • Podcast Alley Those you find
  14. 14. • Out-of-class listening • Review material • Supplementary content Those you make
  15. 15. • Develop communication competencies • Research project: finding and evaluating information, developing ideas, and sharing information • Scaffold assignments: one student’s project could be another’s review material Those you assign
  16. 16. • “Whenever I hear myself on a podcast, I want to get better for the next time.”—Alex • “Podcasting is very motivating because people from all over the world are listening to you. We are competing with all the other student podcasts to be the very best.”—Zach • “Podcasting is motivating because it is just plain fun. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, podcasting makes all subjects enjoyable to learn.”—Kim • “Podcasting motivates me to do better with my sentence fluency and my speech.”—David Student responses Quotes from students at Longfellow Middle School http://www.thejournal.com/articles/17607/
  17. 17. EXAMPLES
  18. 18. Podcast Libraries There are a lot of educational podcasts on the web, you can often browse directories to find good ones. oculture.com/2007/06/podcast_library.html
  19. 19. Professional Websites The BBC produced a video podcast, with footage from France, to help readers learn French. bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance
  20. 20. Study Cast Audio segments created by a teacher for students to review. http://www.mrcoley.com/studycast/
  21. 21. Cody’s Cuentos Spanish fairytales designed to help learners with an unfamiliar language through familiar stories. http://codyscuentos.com/
  22. 22. ColeyCast Recorded by students, each broadcast highlights some of the things they’re learning in the classroom. http://www.mrcoley.com/coleycast/
  23. 23. WillowWeb WillowWeb is produced by students and teachers at Willowdale Elementary School. http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/listen.html
  24. 24. Coulee Kids Coulee Kids is produced by a seventh grade writing class at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. http://wiki.sdlax.k12.wi.us/groups/couleekids/blog/
  25. 25. The Road She Traveled This localized project evolved from the Coulee Kids Podcast. http://wiki.sdlax.k12.wi.us/groups/theroadshetraveled/
  26. 26. DESIGN
  27. 27. • Who is your audience? • What is the purpose of the podcast? • What role will it play in the course? • In student evaluation? Things to Consider
  28. 28. • Audacity (audio) • PowerPoint (slides) • http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/ (photos) • Point-and-shoot camera (photos and video) • Windows Movie Maker (to pull together an enhanced or video podcast) Tools
  29. 29. • CD or DVD • Course Management System • Website/Blog • Hosted site (odeo.com, blip.tv, etc.) • iTunes (anyone can add a podcast to their directory!) Places
  30. 30. QUESTIONS?

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