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Podcasting Workshop

  1. 1. Podcasting Made Easy Learning Technologies Workshop Monday 14 th February If you haven’t done the pre-workshop survey please check your email for the link.
  2. 2. Workshop Programme <ul><li>What is a Podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>Using Podium </li></ul><ul><li>Using Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Using Podbeans </li></ul><ul><li>Using the cLc </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Fancy </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>In brief a podcast is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an audio recording that is distributed via the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>downloaded and listen to via a PC or mobile device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a syndicated feed that uses RSS to pull the files to the user </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The term podcast is a a portmanteau of the words &quot; iPod &quot; and &quot; broadcast &quot;, the Apple iPod being the brand of portable media player for which the first podcasting scripts were developed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where can I Get Podcasts? <ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Online directories </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Podcasts <ul><li>You can podcast several different types of files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio – usually mp3 format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced Audio (with images) – mv4 format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video – mpg4 or mov (iPod compatible) – also called vidpod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF – also called eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As most people use iTunes to subscribe to podcasts you need to have your files in a format that iTunes recognises </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do I make a Podcast? <ul><li>3 main steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record the audio file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put it in a ‘broadcast’ folder on internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the subscription link </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will focus on Audio </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts today </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Record straight into software </li></ul><ul><li>Simple editing </li></ul><ul><li>Publish with click of button </li></ul><ul><li>Get subscription link with click of button </li></ul><ul><li>Need FTP site </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>5GB Monthly Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>100MB Storage </li></ul><ul><li>(100 minutes audio podcast, 25 minutes video podcast with average quality) </li></ul><ul><li>Easily include pictures, links, audios and videos, invite comments and categorise your posts </li></ul><ul><li>Choose and customize layout from a range of templates </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive Feed Settings and iTunes Preview </li></ul><ul><li>Geo Podcast Stats Powered by Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>Easily display your podcast to blogs, websites and social networks. </li></ul>Free Basic Account Details
  9. 9. Demonstration of Podbeans <ul><li>Go to Lee-Anne’s ePortfolio homepage on cLc to find links to podbean demonstration </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using the cLc to Podcast <ul><li>Podcasts need an RSS feed to work! </li></ul><ul><li>cLc can create RSS folders </li></ul><ul><li>Put audio/video files into folder </li></ul><ul><li>Copy URL of RSS folder to iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere you create a folder you can create a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>The podcast has the security of the group that it belongs to </li></ul>
  11. 11. Making it Fancy cLc custom page Feedburner creates list Feedburner creates subscribe link Flaming text heading
  12. 12. Feedburner ??? <ul><li>Feedburner takes the URL from the RSS folder and does all the hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by Google </li></ul>Paste URL from RSS folder here
  13. 13. Compare the Podcast Options Inherits from Group Public Public Security Depends on level of finish wanted Easy Very Easy Ease of Use Yes – single click 1 Audio, Video, PDFs etc or combination Account owner Max 100Mb (free) Podbean Yes – need to set up or copy URL Yes – copy URL Subscribe to iTunes? Unlimited Unlimited No of Podcasts Audio, Video, PDFs etc or combination Audio only Content Type Changeable Password protected Ownership ∞ FTP server needed Storage cLc Podium
  14. 14. Websites for Reference <ul><li>Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast.net - http://www.podcast.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast.com - http://podcast.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes Store - http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley - http://www.podcastalley.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>How to Podcast - http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/what-is-a-podcast.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Podbeans – http://www.podbean.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Podium – http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner - http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home </li></ul>