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  1. 1. PODCASTING By: Jan Abernethy
  2. 2. What is podcasting? <ul><li>Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are you lost? Let’s look at some definitions.
  4. 4. Click on the word to read the definition <ul><li>MP3 Player </li></ul><ul><li>iPod vs. MP3 Player </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Atom Syndication Format </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Let’s see what you learned! Click the arrow to take the quiz
  6. 6. MP3 Player An MP3 player is a digital audio device capable of reading MP3 files. It can be in the form of a CD player, computer or mobile device.
  7. 7. iPod vs. MP3 Player An iPod is an MP3 player. Created by Apple Computer, the iPod is the most popular brand of MP3 player.
  8. 8. Multimedia Multimedia is the use of several different media to convey information. Media can include text, audio, graphics, animation or video.
  9. 9. Podcast A podcast is an audio file that is created by an RSS feed. Podcasts can be downloaded to a computer or portable media device such as an iPod or MP3 player by using a special program called an aggregator.
  10. 10. RSS Feed RSS is a file format that allows users to download news websites, weblogs, or podcasts for use on computers and portable media devices. RSS feeds allow users to track updates using an aggregator.
  11. 11. Atom Feed An atom feed is another file format for creating a web feed.
  12. 12. Aggregator An aggregator is a type of software that allows users to download web feeds. Users can check for new content and retrieve the content by subscribing to web feeds.
  13. 13. Podcasting Podcasting is a compound word. The pod stands for “iPod” and the casting stands for “broadcasting” Podcasting is the distribution of audio files using RSS feeds.
  14. 14. An MP3 player is _______ <ul><li>A digital audio device </li></ul><ul><li>A type of radio </li></ul><ul><li>An electronic video game </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  15. 15. I don’t think so!
  16. 16. You are so smart!
  17. 17. An atom feed is: <ul><li>Food you feed an atom </li></ul><ul><li>A multimedia player </li></ul><ul><li>A file format for podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  18. 18. I don’t think so!
  19. 19. You are so smart!
  20. 20. An aggregator is: <ul><li>A software program </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of reading web feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Can subscribe to podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  21. 21. I don’t think so!
  22. 22. You are so smart!
  23. 23. An iPod is: <ul><li>A file format </li></ul><ul><li>An MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>A type of software </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  24. 24. I don’t think so!
  25. 25. You are so smart!
  26. 26. What do the words pod and casting stand for in the word podcasting? <ul><li>Audio and radio </li></ul><ul><li>Computer and Radio </li></ul><ul><li>“ iPod ” and broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  27. 27. I don’t think so!
  28. 28. You are so smart!
  29. 29. An RSS feed is: <ul><li>A file format </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to download podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Allows users to track updates </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  30. 30. I don’t think so!
  31. 31. You are so smart!
  32. 32. Which of the following cannot be an RSS feed? <ul><li>Weblog </li></ul><ul><li>News website </li></ul><ul><li>iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul>Click the book to review the definition.
  33. 33. I don’t think so!
  34. 34. You are so smart!
  35. 35. I hope you learned a little about podcasting! Congratulations
  36. 36. Bibliography <ul><li>Wikipedia. Podcasting. Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. Multimedia. Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. RSS (file format). Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_%28file_format%29 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. Ipod. Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipod </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. Digital Audio Player. Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp3_player </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. Aggregator. Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. Atom (standard). Retrieved on June 9, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_%28standard%29 </li></ul>