Educational Podcasting Ktlms


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This is a set of notes I orginally used for training sessions for chinese teachers working in local Hong Kong schools.

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Educational Podcasting Ktlms

  1. 1. Educational Podcasting Paul McMahon Learning Solutions Asia Limited
  2. 2. Examples of Educational Podcasts <ul><li>Lit2Go: Audio Files for K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Learning English Site </li></ul><ul><li>BC/BBC Teaching English Site (not Pdcsts) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts in English (not Free) </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of EdTech ones! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What about the student voice? <ul><li>An English Class’s podcast on Podomatic </li></ul><ul><li>A similar class use a series of images to make it a bit more lively </li></ul><ul><li>A podcast from a teacher at HKUST including segments from students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding Podcasts <ul><li>Podcast Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic </li></ul><ul><li> Receiver </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes is by far the best known! </li></ul><ul><li>Like google, it is possible to search for adult content! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Subscribing Vs Listening <ul><li>You can choose what episodes you want or you can subscribe and have each one delivered “hot and fresh!” </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Podcast <ul><li>The podcasting process can be seen as 5 Ps: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare – gather together your content </li></ul><ul><li>Perform – 3-2-1, click and record </li></ul><ul><li>Produce – edit, add sounds and music </li></ul><ul><li>Publish – publish to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Promote – tell others what the link is so that they can subscribe and listen </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prepare <ul><li>This can be done by simply using word or any other text editor to write out a script. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes free form comments are recorded but students are not so good or confident to speak without some prepared notes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perform <ul><li>Capturing the audio can be done direct to the computer or remotely by voice recorder/MD recorder etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Microphones/headsets and USB devices can make a huge difference. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Produce <ul><li>Podium/Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Usually very easy for students and teachers to pick up. </li></ul><ul><li>Background music and effects can make a real difference </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to compress and save as, probably, an mp3 file. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Publish <ul><li>There is a lot to know about here. (Hopefully your technician will take care of all of this for you!) </li></ul><ul><li>If you need the information, go to this link: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Promote <ul><li>Need to have an XML feed for RSS. </li></ul><ul><li>This is done easily via Easy Podcast or Poderator </li></ul><ul><li>This feed needs to be published to your site or sent to potential subscribers as an email. </li></ul>
  12. 12. All Encompassing Solutions <ul><li>Really only suitable for short, low bandwidth podcasts. Also adult content problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples , </li></ul>
  13. 13. Podium <ul><li>The great advantage of this product is that it will do the whole 5 steps in the one application. </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing else on the windows platform does this as easily but “Garageband” on the Mac platform does most of this as well. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Configuration Settings <ul><li>You can keep the settings on your trial account for Podium but if you want a local site for practice with freeware: </li></ul><ul><li>ftp account: host: folder: / user: edbpodcast password: abc123 web page showing the uploaded file, </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you for listening! <ul><li>Paul McMahon </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Solutions Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Email: pmc@ </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: W: 81702808 M: 91705605 </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>