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Podcasting On A PC

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Podcasting On A PC

  1. 1. Podcasting on a PC Dr. Karen Everingham The University of Toledo [email_address] ITC e-Learning 2008
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware and Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  3. 3. ITC e-Learning 2008
  4. 4. Podcasting on a PC Image from Apple.com ITC e-Learning 2008
  5. 5. Podcast <ul><li>Podcast selected as word of the year by New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player&quot; </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  6. 6. Broadcast formats <ul><li>Podcast – Audio recording </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast – Video recording </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast – Screen recording </li></ul><ul><li>Image from Apple.com </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  7. 7. MP3 & MP4 players <ul><li>Apple has sold over </li></ul><ul><li>100 million iPods </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  8. 8. Effective eLearning ITC e-Learning 2008 image from Leveraging multimedia for learning by Ruth Clark http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/pdfs/captivate_leveraging_multimedia.pdf
  9. 9. Asynchronous Learning <ul><li>Use relevant visuals to promote learning </li></ul><ul><li>Describe visuals with audio </li></ul><ul><li>Use first and second person language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ You” and “We” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limit e-learning lessons to 2-5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide frequent feedback to students </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  10. 10. Hardware and Software ITC e-Learning 2008
  11. 11. What do you need? <ul><li>Personal computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recording software </li></ul><ul><li>Server Space </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  12. 12. Recording Devices ITC e-Learning 2008 USB Desktop Microphone Microphone and headphones Voice Recorder Webcam Label Microphone
  13. 13. Low Tech Equipment <ul><li>Microphone or digital voice recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Free recording and editing software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity (windows) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Conversion / Compression Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes – http://www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jodix – http://www.dvd-mp3.org/ </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  14. 14. Digital Voice Recorders <ul><li>8 hours of high quality recording </li></ul><ul><li>USB connection </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>$60-$100 price range </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  15. 15. High Tech Equipment <ul><li>Podcasting “kits” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USB audio mixer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condenser or dynamic microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headphones to monitor volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound studio software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About $250 </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  16. 16. Recording Software <ul><li>Audacity (free) audio recording </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia ($299) audio and video recording </li></ul><ul><li>Captivate </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  17. 17. Podcast Hosts <ul><li>Web Server </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress.com </li></ul><ul><li>PodcastPeople.com </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  18. 18. Audacity ITC e-Learning 2008
  19. 19. Audacity ITC e-Learning 2008
  20. 20. Audacity Features <ul><li>Record from microphone or digitized recording </li></ul><ul><li>Import sound files, edit them, combine recording </li></ul><ul><li>Cut, copy, paste, delete – redo unlimited about of times </li></ul><ul><li>Remove static or background noise </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  21. 21. Audacity Features Continued <ul><li>Able to save several audio formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source audio format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must download LAME to create MP3 format files (free) http://lame.sourceforge.net/download.php </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  22. 22. Camtasia ITC e-Learning 2008
  23. 23. Camtasia Recording Screen ITC e-Learning 2008
  24. 24. Camtasia ITC e-Learning 2008
  25. 25. Camtasia Features <ul><li>Simple to record and edit </li></ul><ul><li>Smart focus </li></ul><ul><li>Convert PowerPoint to video </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Picture in a picture </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  26. 26. Camtasia Features Continued <ul><li>Select recording area – size </li></ul><ul><li>Add photos, music </li></ul><ul><li>Close caption </li></ul><ul><li>Call outs </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz or survey </li></ul><ul><li>Saved in a wide variety of formats </li></ul><ul><li>Table of contents </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  27. 27. Project Settings in Camtasia ITC e-Learning 2008
  28. 28. Other software <ul><li>SnagIt </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  29. 29. Podcast Production ITC e-Learning 2008
  30. 30. How is this accomplished? <ul><li>Podcast creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload broadcast to server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create RSS feed (XML file) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit feed to iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide students with URL </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  31. 31. Hosting Broadcasts <ul><li>Web Server </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress.com </li></ul><ul><li>PodcastPeople.com </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  32. 32. Student Computer Recommendations <ul><li>Personal Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator (podcatchers) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Juice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcast </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  33. 33. Subscribing in iTunes <ul><li>Podcast viewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install iTunes on computer (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts will be saved on their computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts update automatically </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  34. 34. Subscribing to Podcasts in iTunes ITC e-Learning 2008
  35. 35. Podcasting in Education ITC e-Learning 2008
  36. 36. 3 Topic to Discuss <ul><li>Planning and Development of Podcasts, Vodcasts, and Screencast </li></ul><ul><li>Uses for this media in E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of podcasting, vodcasting and screencasting </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  37. 37. Planning and Development <ul><li>Discuss what you need to consider during the planning of podcasting, vodcasting and/or screencasting content for e-learning. </li></ul><ul><li>What preparations do you need to make before beginning the development of your broadcast, other consideration. </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  38. 38. Uses of Podcasting in E-Learning <ul><li>Uses for podcasting, vodcasting and/or screencasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss how you could use podcasting, vodcasting and/or screencasting in e-learning generally? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How could you use it in your discipline? </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  39. 39. Benefits of Podcasting in E-Learning <ul><li>Benefits of Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the benefits of using podcasting, vodcasting and/or screencasting in e-learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the benefits for your specific students </li></ul></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  40. 40. Planning and Development <ul><li>Identify objective of broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Create outline, script, story board </li></ul><ul><li>Clear topic beginning and ending </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast length between 3-10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Chunk content </li></ul><ul><li>Use informal tone and high energy </li></ul><ul><li>Include options for different learning styles </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  41. 41. Podcast Uses in e-Learning <ul><li>Distribute lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Review and Practice (foreign language, music, poetry, drama) </li></ul><ul><li>Sound recording (heart beat, engine and brake sounds for mechanics) </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Class Announcements </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  42. 42. Benefits of Podcasting <ul><li>Available 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Student review </li></ul><ul><li>Missed classes </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to audio and visual learners </li></ul><ul><li>Tech savvy students </li></ul><ul><li>Students with learning disabilities </li></ul>ITC e-Learning 2008
  43. 43. Questions ??? Contact Information Karen Everingham Ph D University of Toledo [email_address] ITC e-Learning 2008

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