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How to Create a Podcast


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How to Create a Podcast

  1. 1. How to Create a Podcast Presenter:  Joel Kinison
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Podcasting Defined </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Uses of Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>iPod features and options </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording your audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a mp3 with Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading to your faculty web page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting on Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample lesson plans </li></ul>
  3. 3. Podcast Defined <ul><li>An audio file you create in .mp3 format </li></ul><ul><li>Which contains your own presentation or lecture or any audio you wish others to have. Typically in radio broadcast format . </li></ul><ul><li>That you upload along with an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) file to a server (Faculty web page for instance). </li></ul>Notes: XML based language RSS is a file that contains a link to downloadable audio files. Simple way to send out, once available files.
  4. 4. Podcast Defined <ul><li>Students download using one of several programs ( aggravators/podcatchers ) that have been created to retrieve your audio file automatically, on a regular basis. iTunes, Yahoo, Firefox, and iPodder </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Logo and subscribe. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Students can listen to it at their convenience on their own iPod or .mp3 player. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Academic Uses <ul><li>Course content dissemination tool access to lectures, songs, historical speeches, and foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom recording tool capturing lectures, discussions, and verbal feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Field recording tool field notes, interviews, oral histories, environmental sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Study support tool repeated listening of music, audio books, rehearsals </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support Virtual tours, student news, orientations </li></ul>
  6. 6. iPod Overview <ul><li>Brand of portable digital media player </li></ul><ul><li>Store media on a built-in hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Upload music, photos, and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth-generation iPod can play videos </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds best selling digital audio player </li></ul><ul><li>Uses iTunes </li></ul>14 million in last three months
  7. 7. Capabilities <ul><li>MP3, AAC, AIFF, non copy-protected WMA, and MPEG-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Limited PDA like features: address book, calendar, notes, and simple games </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to computer via USB </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hardware <ul><li>Batteries iPods can recharge internal batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Connector proprietary 30-pin dock connector > USB </li></ul><ul><li>Earphones low quality (security issue) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Design <ul><li>iPod casing (front & back) </li></ul><ul><li>Touch-scroll wheel </li></ul><ul><li>green circuit board controls </li></ul><ul><li>Lithium ion battery </li></ul><ul><li>Hard drive w/rubber insulation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cost <ul><li>iPod 30 GB hard drive - $299 </li></ul><ul><li>60 GB hard drive - $399 </li></ul><ul><li>iPod nano 2 GB hard drive - $199 4 GB hard drive - $249 </li></ul><ul><li>1 GB of storage will hold 250, 4-minute songs in 128 kbit/s AAC </li></ul>
  11. 11. Creative offers alternatives <ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative $225 (40GB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative $269 (60GB) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can handle recorded book recordings available for free through the library (IPod can’t) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Accessories <ul><li>Speakers JBL, Bose, Altec Lansing </li></ul><ul><li>Connectors </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recorders </li></ul><ul><li>FM transceiver </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless remote </li></ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul>
  13. 13. Creating a Podcast Step 1 Recording your audio Step 2 Creating a mp3 with Audacity Step 3 Uploading to your faculty web page Step 4 Posting on Blogger
  14. 14. Recording Your Audio <ul><li>iPod Requires a microphone attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Omni Directional </li></ul><ul><li>Voice memo </li></ul><ul><li>Press record </li></ul><ul><li>Download to iTunes </li></ul>Step 1 iTunes
  15. 15. Creating a mp3 with Audacity <ul><li>Audacity – free digital audio sound editor </li></ul><ul><li>Additional S/W: MP3 Encoder – Allows Audacity to export mp3 files LAME MP3 encoder </li></ul>Step 2
  16. 16. Creating a mp3 with Audacity <ul><li>Modify mp3 Preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Rate 11025 Hz (mono low/med quality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Format 16-bit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages: compresses 10 minute file: Example. 9mb – 3.9mb </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options: Fade in/out, layer music </li></ul><ul><li>Export MP3 </li></ul>Step 2
  17. 17. Uploading to your faculty web page <ul><li>You will need a Web Server/Web Space </li></ul><ul><li>You will need access to a folder </li></ul><ul><li>“H” Drive (Web2) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the address Example: </li></ul>Step 3
  18. 18. Posting on Blogger <ul><li>Why Blogger? A good starting place to experiment with podcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Blogger home page ( ) and select Create Your Blog Now: </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account, name your blog and select a background. </li></ul><ul><li>Your blog will automatically be created. </li></ul>Step 4
  19. 19. Posting on Blogger <ul><li>To add your MP3 file, create a text link, select it with the link tool, and enter the URL for your MP3 file. </li></ul><ul><li>When your done, select Publish Post , you should get a conformation page. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at your Setting tab, and select Basic to update Blog information. </li></ul>Step 4
  20. 20. Sample Lesson Plans <ul><li>See Handouts </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank You <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>