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iPod Therefore iLearn

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iPod Therefore iLearn

  1. 2. <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To demystify the creation and use of audio </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the uses of audio files in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of this session, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to use audio in your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what podcasting is and how you may use them </li></ul>
  2. 3. Support Blog ltdsupport.edublogs.org Contains links, resources, tutorials and this powerpoint!
  3. 4. <ul><li>Number of ways to use audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrating Powerpoint presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced use of Powerpoint using Microsoft Producer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>What do I need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio editing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Open existing Powerpoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Click Slide Show  Record Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in microphone and check level </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul><ul><li>Decide where to start recording from </li></ul><ul><li>Record narration, press Esc when finished </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>I have recorded the narration – now what? </li></ul><ul><li>Email it to students </li></ul><ul><li>Upload into WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it as an archive of your lecture </li></ul><ul><li>But be careful… </li></ul><ul><li>1 minute of audio = 1 megabyte of file space! </li></ul>
  7. 8. Impatica <ul><li>Plug-in for Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Software designed to convert files into a compressed format that is optimised for streaming over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 95% smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for narrated powerpoints </li></ul>
  8. 9. Microsoft Producer <ul><li>Free download for Powerpoint 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Capture, synchronise, and publish audio, video, slides, and images to create rich-media presentations viewable in a browser </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul>
  9. 10. Recording lectures <ul><li>What do I need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Olympus DS-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clip microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Development Pack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now what? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save from DS-2 onto your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit file using Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload to WebCT or email to students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>iPod + Broadcasting = ‘Podcasting’ </li></ul><ul><li>Think of it as like taking out a magazine subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Not Internet radio </li></ul>Digital audio file usually an MP3 Syndication using RSS Podcatcher (iTunes, Bloglines, Juice) + +
  11. 15. Course list at Berkeley
  12. 16. Designing a podcast <ul><li>Step 1: Select appropriate content </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid overly complex and dense content material that includes lots of facts and figures </li></ul><ul><li>Recordings of classroom lectures may not be the best use of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow the focus of a podcast </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Step 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a clear instructional goal and purpose for each podcast. This will help guide the development process and result in better learning. </li></ul>Designing a podcast
  14. 18. Ways to use audio <ul><li>Group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Think of as many ways as possible how you could use audio in your teaching </li></ul>
  15. 19. What now? <ul><li>Recording your podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting your podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to RSS feeds </li></ul>
  16. 20. Recording your podcast <ul><li>Audacity – free, open source sound editor </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it </li></ul><ul><li>Save files as MP3 </li></ul>
  17. 21. Broadcasting <ul><li>Set up a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your file </li></ul><ul><li>Write post </li></ul>
  18. 22. Subscribing to RSS feeds <ul><li>RSS stands for: </li></ul><ul><li>Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0) </li></ul><ul><li>RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Popular RSS feedreaders </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul>Typical RSS Icon
  19. 23. Screencasting <ul><li>A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Captivate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ViewletBuilder </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. Other audio technologies <ul><li>Instant messenging services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSN Messenger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sitespeed </li></ul></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>VODcasting </li></ul><ul><li>No physical lectures! </li></ul><ul><li>Or this? </li></ul>

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