Pondering Podcasting 101


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  • Have the students search for podcasts related to discussion topics. For example, in Business Communications I like Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and for an etiquette lesson try Mr. Manners Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Polite Life—both free downloads at iTunes. For a desktop publishing course, Rookie Designer covers Photoshop tips and basic publishing tips.
  • Pondering Podcasting 101

    1. 1. Pondering Podcasting 101<br />Rose Kuceyeski, Ph.D.<br />SOBIS<br />August 13, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Talking Points<br />
    3. 3. We believe in serving our students and our communities<br />Your Success is Our Mission!<br />OCC Mission Statement<br />
    4. 4. Podcasting in Plain English<br />Common Craft<br />
    5. 5. “Do something. If it works, do it again. If it doesn’t, do something else.” FDR<br />
    6. 6. What is a Podcast<br />A digital audio file, like a song or MP3 file on your computer, which people can download from the Internet and play on a portable audio device<br />Developed from Apple's music player (portable audio device) called the iPod<br />
    7. 7. Really Simple Syndication (RSS)<br />Allows Internet users to subscribe to websites that have provided RSS feeds; these are typically sites that change or add content frequently<br />Feeds are free (most)--unlike subscriptions to many printed newspapers and magazines<br />
    8. 8. Podcasting<br />Cater to any niche<br />Power of Choice<br />Most are free<br />
    9. 9. Implications for Learning<br />Flexibility in class schedule; no more missed classes. <br />Increased interaction with the instructor instead of focused note taking. <br />Supplement to traditional class notes (another channel for material review ).<br />Audio resources for visually impaired students (assist auditory learners).<br />Portability enables multitasking such as listening to lectures again while exercising. <br />http://www.oln.org/ILT/podcasting.php 1/01/07<br />
    10. 10. What to Podcast<br />Introduce yourself at the beginning of the semester.<br />Create weekly announcements in course management system. Switch between written and audio announcements.<br />Create brief instructions (3-7 minutes) for assignments.<br />Provide feedback on assignments to entire class or individual students.<br />Present lecture material in the discussion board or under Lectures (15-20 minutes, or modules).<br />Require students to listen to podcasts and report to the class.<br />
    11. 11. Examples of Podcasts<br />Recruitment<br />Interview (for example, at a conference)<br />Freebies: Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing<br />Recording of a campus seminar<br />Student presentations<br />Guest lecturer, debate<br />
    12. 12. My Tips<br />Planning/scripting (or outlining) is important (3-15 minutes)<br />Use instructor manuals.<br />Be generic, i.e. don’t provide dates, tell students to refer to syllabus, etc. <br />Edit?<br />Provide text for special need students<br />Provide background music.<br />Produce episodes on a consistent basis.<br />Find and download podcasts.<br />Student podcast assignment.<br />
    13. 13. The Real ROI for Podcasting<br />More companies are using podcasts to market their services and provide internal employee communication. <br />GM supplemented its marketing for the launch of its 2006 Corvette Z06 with a podcast. <br />http://http://www.clickcom.com/podcasting<br />http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/column.htm<br />http://milwaukee.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2007/05/21/focus2.html<br />
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    15. 15. Podcasting – Free Sources<br />Audacity – free software for creating mp3 files<br />Apple iTunes – free “podcatching” software<br />http://www.apple.com/education/podcasting/<br />http://poducateme.com/<br />http://podcastacademy.com/shows/detail1595/<br />http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2006/01/technology_and_.html<br />http://www.wtvi.com/teks/05_06_articles/classroom-audio-podcasting.html<br />EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 40, no. 6 (November/December 2005): p. 32–47<br />
    16. 16. “There will come a time when big opportunities will be presented to you, and you’ve got to be in a position to take advantage of them.”<br />Sam Walton<br />
    17. 17. Podcasting<br />60 Seconds of Cool<br />