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Enhancing Audio Podcasts  for Online and Mobile Learning Joe Fahs Elmira College SUNY Conference on Instructional Technolo...
Supporting Documents <ul><li>Go to  http://mpondu.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter (Enhanced) podcast of this pr...
Audio podcasts <ul><li>Audio content on the web that you subscribe to, which is delivered to your computer. </li></ul><ul>...
Audiobooks and Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Audiobooks : with or without full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Podcasts : images...
Audiobook Basics <ul><li>Collection of spoken-text files </li></ul><ul><li>Human recordable or computer synthesized </li><...
Reading and Listening Enrichment <ul><li>Organize  chapters or lectures for easy retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Playback posi...
Delivering Audiobooks to Students <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Loudlit.org </li></ul><ul><li>Librivox.org </li></ul...
Voice Import Settings <ul><li>Choose  Preferences > General > Import Settings . </li></ul><ul><li>Choose MP3 Encoder, Ster...
Importing Audio Files – iTunes 8 <ul><li>Convert into MP3 format (mono, low bandwidth) </li></ul><ul><li>Add metadata (e.g...
Converting to Audiobooks - iTunes 8 <ul><li>Select  all related audio files. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose  File > Get Info  an...
Text to Speech Software <ul><li>Macintosh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iSpeak It –  http://zapptek.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Win...
Adding Text to Podcasts <ul><li>Comments limited to 256 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics tab – use for adding full text...
How It Works – iPhone/iPod Touch Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 Chapter DEMO
What Are Chapter Podcasts? <ul><li>Images displayed in time with audio  AND </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter markers like a DVD m...
Format and Playback <ul><li>AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format </li></ul><ul><li>m4a  extension </li></ul><ul><li>Playback...
Chapter Podcast Examples <ul><li>CBC Radio:  http://tinyurl.com/bd9d9t </li></ul><ul><li>Beethoven’s Greatest Hits:  http:...
Creating Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Use Profcast:  http://profcast.com  for Macintosh to record lectures using PowerPoint or...
Garageband <ul><li>Edit lectures and add links (URL’s) with Garageband for Macintosh.  </li></ul><ul><li>Send to iTunes </...
Publishing Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Create an ANGEL course podcast </li></ul>Add to iTunesU Publish to a hosted web site
ANGEL Course Podcast <ul><li>Upload media files </li></ul><ul><li>Last added = most recent podcast episode </li></ul>Add C...
Subscribe to iTunes <ul><li>Start iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click  Add to iTunes . </li></ul>5. Clicks Launch Application 6...
Discussion Session <ul><li>Multimodal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Eng...
Windows Video Podcasts <ul><li>Podcast your PowerPoint slides with Snapkast for Windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates  video ...
Abstract <ul><ul><li>SUNY CIT 2009 : Enhancing Audio Podcasts for Online &Mobile Learning  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wher...
End of Presentation Appendix slides follow
Converting Podcasts to Audiobooks <ul><li>Podcasts can  not  be converted to Audiobooks using iTunes Media Kind option.  <...
Converting Podcasts to Audiobooks <ul><li>Select all podcast episodes (chapters, lectures) and choose Create MP3 version. ...
AAC Spoken Podcast Settings
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  1. 1. Enhancing Audio Podcasts for Online and Mobile Learning Joe Fahs Elmira College SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies May 2009
  2. 2. Supporting Documents <ul><li>Go to http://mpondu.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter (Enhanced) podcast of this presentation! iTunes for Windows or Mac is required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QuickTime movie of this presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play the Chapter podcast or QuickTime movie on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod with Video, or iPod Classic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare presentation with presenter notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to related web sites: http://delicious.com/sunycit09/enhancingaudiopodcasts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Audio podcasts <ul><li>Audio content on the web that you subscribe to, which is delivered to your computer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: American Heart Association </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Audiobooks and Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Audiobooks : with or without full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Podcasts : images timed with audio, chapter markers, and built-in links to web sites </li></ul>
  5. 5. Audiobook Basics <ul><li>Collection of spoken-text files </li></ul><ul><li>Human recordable or computer synthesized </li></ul><ul><li>Format is usually MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork for a unique audiobook cover </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading and Listening Enrichment <ul><li>Organize chapters or lectures for easy retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Playback position can be remembered for each chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Control playback speed on iPods and iPhones </li></ul><ul><li>Add full text for multimodal learning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Delivering Audiobooks to Students <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Loudlit.org </li></ul><ul><li>Librivox.org </li></ul><ul><li>Spokenword.org </li></ul><ul><li>Gutenberg.org </li></ul><ul><li>Audio CD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Download from ANGEL or a web site as a Zip archive. </li></ul><ul><li>Unzip, and add to iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe as podcasts but … </li></ul>
  8. 8. Voice Import Settings <ul><li>Choose Preferences > General > Import Settings . </li></ul><ul><li>Choose MP3 Encoder, Stereo Bit Rate = 96 kbps, Sample Rate = 44.100 kHz, and Channels = mono. </li></ul><ul><li>20 MB per hour of voice recording </li></ul><ul><li>Possible to reduce even more </li></ul>
  9. 9. Importing Audio Files – iTunes 8 <ul><li>Convert into MP3 format (mono, low bandwidth) </li></ul><ul><li>Add metadata (e.g. Name, artist, track, …) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Converting to Audiobooks - iTunes 8 <ul><li>Select all related audio files. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose File > Get Info and click Yes to edit all at once. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Options tab. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Audiobook , Remember position , and Skip when shuffling . </li></ul>DEMO
  11. 11. Text to Speech Software <ul><li>Macintosh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iSpeak It – http://zapptek.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows : FlameReader http://www.flamereader.com </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://spokentext.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://vozme.com </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Adding Text to Podcasts <ul><li>Comments limited to 256 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics tab – use for adding full text to your audiobook chapters (lectures, etc.) </li></ul>DEMO
  13. 13. How It Works – iPhone/iPod Touch Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 Chapter DEMO
  14. 14. What Are Chapter Podcasts? <ul><li>Images displayed in time with audio AND </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter markers like a DVD movie </li></ul><ul><li>Slides can contain links to external web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Playable on iPod Touch and iPhone </li></ul>
  15. 15. Format and Playback <ul><li>AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format </li></ul><ul><li>m4a extension </li></ul><ul><li>Playback on iTunes Windows or Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Playback on newer iPods and iPhones </li></ul>
  16. 16. Chapter Podcast Examples <ul><li>CBC Radio: http://tinyurl.com/bd9d9t </li></ul><ul><li>Beethoven’s Greatest Hits: http://tinyurl.com/dy4jvp </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend America: http://tinyurl.com/27w7la </li></ul><ul><li>Vu d’ici: http://tinyurl.com/cvq7e3 </li></ul><ul><li>History of Photography: http://photohistory.jeffcurto.com/ </li></ul>DEMO
  17. 17. Creating Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Use Profcast: http://profcast.com for Macintosh to record lectures using PowerPoint or Keynote. Windows version in beta. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Garageband <ul><li>Edit lectures and add links (URL’s) with Garageband for Macintosh. </li></ul><ul><li>Send to iTunes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Publishing Chapter Podcasts <ul><li>Create an ANGEL course podcast </li></ul>Add to iTunesU Publish to a hosted web site
  20. 20. ANGEL Course Podcast <ul><li>Upload media files </li></ul><ul><li>Last added = most recent podcast episode </li></ul>Add Content Course Syndication Title and Subtitle
  21. 21. Subscribe to iTunes <ul><li>Start iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add to iTunes . </li></ul>5. Clicks Launch Application 6. Podcast is published to student iTunes Library DEMO
  22. 22. Discussion Session <ul><li>Multimodal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Learning English as a Second Language </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures (classroom, presentations, conferences) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for at risk students </li></ul><ul><li>Photography slide shows </li></ul><ul><li>Audiograms </li></ul>
  23. 23. Windows Video Podcasts <ul><li>Podcast your PowerPoint slides with Snapkast for Windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates video podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Does not create Chapter podcasts </li></ul>mp4 video
  24. 24. Abstract <ul><ul><li>SUNY CIT 2009 : Enhancing Audio Podcasts for Online &Mobile Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where: SUNY Oswego </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When: Thursday, May 21 4:45 - 5:15 pm Lanigan 103 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course management tools such as ANGEL's Course Syndication or Blackboard's Manage Podcast allow instructors to deliver audio-formatted course materials to their students. Although creating, optimizing, and tagging these audio recordings require planning and preparation, the actual process of creating a course podcast requires just a few basic steps. Students subscribe to the podcasts, typically with iTunes, and organize them in their personal music library for listening on their PC or Mac. Subsequently uploaded episodes (recordings) are automatically delivered to iTunes, even if students are not logged into your course. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio podcasts are familiar to most everyone; however, enhancing podcasts with timed images, chapter markers, web site links, and text over audio is less well known. Yet these enhanced podcasts offer promising online, assisted, and mobile learning alternatives that traditional audio podcasts do not easily provide. When formatted for mobile learning on devices such as iPods and iPhones, enhanced podcasts and audiobooks engage students in new, unique, and exciting ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Join me in this session as we look at and listen to enhanced podcasts and custom audiobooks, including text-to-speech for assisted learning. Software solutions that create these special materials will be demonstrated including converting PowerPoint presentations into audio-enhanced lectures. </li></ul>
  25. 25. End of Presentation Appendix slides follow
  26. 26. Converting Podcasts to Audiobooks <ul><li>Podcasts can not be converted to Audiobooks using iTunes Media Kind option. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Converting Podcasts to Audiobooks <ul><li>Select all podcast episodes (chapters, lectures) and choose Create MP3 version. </li></ul>Select the converted files– now located in the Music Library –apply recommended settings (e.g. Media Kind = Audiobooks).
  28. 28. AAC Spoken Podcast Settings

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