DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching and Learning

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Podcasts are audio or video recordings designed to be downloaded and played on portable media devices. Podcasting has its roots in early MP3 music player (pre-iPod) and RSS (really simple syndication) technologies. This presentation will outline the history of podcasting, benefits of podcasting for teaching and learning, how podcasts are created and used, and discuss the basic tools to help anyone get started on creating podcasts.

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DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning Rodney B. Murray, Ph.D.
 ! Executive Director, Office of Academic Technology University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Rev. 10/2013
  2. 2. Educational Objectives You will learn… • • The history of podcasting How to – Create – Publish – Distribute your own podcasts • • The benefits of podcasting for teaching & learning Where to look for more information DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !2
  3. 3. Background !3
  4. 4. Web 2.0 – Now YOU can participate • Web 1.0 • Web 2.0 – Information resource (read only) – Marketing must for all serious businesses – A commercial success (Amazon, eBay etc.) – The “participatory” or “read/write” web – Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, “web desktop” – E.g., Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !4
  5. 5. Podcasting is like TiVo for Internet Radio • • • • • • Audio or video recordings designed to be downloaded and played on portable media devices Fastest growing Web 2.0 technology Growing faster than DVD adoption Somewhat like TiVo for radio Variation on Web 1.0 streaming Internet radio, allowing time and place shifting iPod NOT required DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !5
  6. 6. iPods are Not Required • • • • Despite the name, you don’t need an iPod to listen to podcasts. All you need is an MP3 player or smart phone. You can even burn a podcast to a CD and playing it on the CD player in your living room or your car. It’s audio content/entertainment when and where you want it. DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !6
  7. 7. Podcasting History !7
  8. 8. Podcasting, a Marriage of MP3 & RSS • Adam Curry, the “Pod Father” – 1st video jockey on MTV – www.curry.com • Daily Source Code (2004) (dailysourcecode.mevio.com) • • • iPodder / IndiePodder / Juice PodShow (www.mevio.com) Podsafe Music Network (www.musicalley.com) DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !8
  9. 9. Adam Curry's Daily Source Code Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2005, at D3 Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06awT8w0_PU DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !9
  10. 10. RSS 2.0 Makes Podcasting Work • • • • • RSS 1.0 led to rise of BLOGS, i.e., “web logs” RSS 2.0 allows an “enclosure”, a link to another file, e.g., and mp3 audio file RSS (Really Simple Syndication) 2.0 is a Web 2.0 technology that allows website syndication Allows portion of website, called a “web feed”, to be available to individual subscribers “Subscribing” doesn’t imply cost; most are free DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !10
  11. 11. Podcasting – Everyone is doing it • Experienced bloggers • Tech savvy amateurs • Professional broadcasters • Syndicated radio shows – NPR “In the Media” – “This Week in Tech” (Leo Laporte) • Education institutions DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !11
  12. 12. Podcasting is Growing • • • • > 91,000 podcasts in Podcast Alley Directory > 1 BILLION podcast subscribers in iTunes! According to a recent Edison Research Study on the Podcast Consumer, awareness of Podcasting has grown 105% since 2006 from 22% in 2006 to 45% in 2012. The percentage of consumers indicating they have listened to an audio podcast has grown 163% from 11% in 2006 to 29% in 2012. DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !12
  13. 13. How to Podcast !13
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  15. 15. Podcasting – How does it work? • For Podcast Producer – Record an audio file in mp3 format – Upload mp3 and “show notes” to web server – Create an RSS feed – Submit to iTunes (optional) • For Podcast Listener – Go to show website and click on mp3 link to play, OR – Copy mp3 file to portable player, OR – Subscribe to podcast RSS feed via iTunes and sync to portable player (iPod, iPhone, Android phone, tablets) DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !15
  16. 16. Podcasting Requires Hardware & Software • Hardware Requirements – PC or Mac – Microphone – MP3 file Host Server – Show Notes Host Server • Software Requirements – Sound waveform editor – Blog DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !16
  17. 17. Create your Podcast DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !17
  18. 18. Buy a good quality microphone • • • • Condenser microphones are best Look for USB connection to connect to your PC or Mac Battery powered remote microphone recorders are available iOS or Android recording apps may be used in a pinch DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !18
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  20. 20. Audio Quality is Paramount • Sample from RPP #1 (2/2006)
 • Sample from RPP #115 (10/2013) 
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  21. 21. Get a good audio editor • Audacity (free)
 • Garage Band 
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  22. 22. Audacity DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !22
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  24. 24. Publish your Podcast DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !24
  25. 25. Publish Your Audio File • Find a site to host your MP3 recordings – PodBean – Libsyn – Blackboard – Many website hosting companies DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !25
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  28. 28. Publish Your Show Notes • Create a Web page to host your podcast directory, show notes and links to your MP3 audio files using: – Blogger (FREE) • www.blogger.com • A Google company – Wordpress • www.wordpress.com – Blackboard DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !28
  29. 29. Blogger shownotes DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !29
  30. 30. Rpp on blogger DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !30
  31. 31. Distribute your Podcast DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !31
  32. 32. Create your Feed using Feedburner • • • An RSS feed allows your audience to subscribe using their “feed catcher” such as iTunes Code the RSS feed in XML manually, or use… Feedburner (FREE) – www.feedburner.com (another Google company) – FeedBurner hosts well over a million feeds for 584,832 publishers, including 142,534 podcast and videocast feeds – Automatically polls your blog – Keeps stats on your subscribers and downloads DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !32
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  35. 35. Listeners Can Subscribe via Email • Feedburner allows you to embed a widget into your show notes blog for users to subcribe via email DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !35
  36. 36. Promote Your Podcast • Podcast Directories – http://www.podcastdirectory.com/ – http://www.podcastalley.com/ – http://www.musicalley.com// – http://www.podfeed.net/ – http://www.apple.com/itunes/
 Most Important! • Other Promotional Tools… DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !36
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  42. 42. Listening to Podcasts
  43. 43. Listening to a Podcast • • Listen to show directly from website Subscribe using a “podcatcher” via – Desktop application • iTunes (www.apple.com/itunes) • Juice (juicereceiver.sourceforge.net) – Web Browser • Yahoo (podcasts.yahoo.com) • Firefox “live bookmarks” DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !43
  44. 44. Podcatchers (cross platform) • • • • • iTunes Juice (formerly iPodder) Also: Miro, Podfy, Firenze Podcast Apps for Mobile use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_podcatchers DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !44
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  46. 46. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rods-pulse-podcast/id121949703 DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !46
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  48. 48. http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !48
  49. 49. iOS Podcasts App DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !49
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  51. 51. Podcasting is booming… http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/talkingtech/2013/08/15/podcast-explosion/2647963/ DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !51
  52. 52. Podcasting Scenario : Student DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !52
  53. 53. Podcasting – Lecture Capture • • Manual production by lecturer using, e.g., using Blogger and Feedburner. Capture Lecture Audio, Video, PowerPoint – Echo360 (www.echo360.com) – Mediasite (www.sonicfoundry.com/mediasite) – Panopto (www.panopto.com) – Tegrity Campus (www.tegrity.com) • Podcast LX (www.learningobjects.com) DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !53
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  55. 55. MP ad lo 3 wn Do DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !55
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  57. 57. Podcasting Scenario : Clinician DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !57
  58. 58. Podcast Benefits Teaching & Learning • • • • Students can learn on the move while commuting or exercising Students can review material often and with fast playback (2x); perfect for language learning Faculty can “flip the classroom” and assign audio or video podcasts for students to prepare for classroom exercises A live Internet connection is NOT required DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !58
  59. 59. Podcasting is Growing • • • • Those scenarios are happening TODAY! The “Internet generation” are today’s students and tomorrow’s employees and customers Podcasting w/video opens up new educational possibilities Ubiquitous cell phone and “WiFi” (wireless) networks will accelerate adoption of podcasting and streaming DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !59
  60. 60. Podcasting Resources
  61. 61. 50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/50-educational-podcasts-youshould-check-out/ DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !61
  62. 62. Podcast Gallery: The Best Audio and Video Podcasts http://podgallery.org/ DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !62
  63. 63. The Best Podcasts You Should be Listening to in 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ron-nurwisah/the-bestpodcasts-2012_b_2432058.html DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !63
  64. 64. Podcasting Scholarly Publications • Lin, Shinjeng, Joseph C. Zimmer, and Velma Lee. "Podcasting Acceptance on Campus: the Differing Perspectives of Teachers and Students." Computers & Education (2013). • Khoshkish, Shayan, Ali Faturechi, and Ahmad Reza Dehpour. "Medical Podcasting in Iran; Pilot, Implementation and Attitude Evaluation." Acta Medica Iranica 51.1 (2013). • Collier-Reed, Brandon I., Jennifer M. Case, and Angela Stott. "The influence of podcasting on student learning: a case study across two courses." European Journal of Engineering Education 38.3 (2013): 329-339. • Hasan, Md Masudul, and Tan Bee Hoon. "Podcast Applications in Language Learning: A Review of Recent Studies." English Language Teaching 6.2 (2013): p128. • Kendall, Ross. "Podcasting and pedagogy." Mobile pedagogy and perspectives on teaching and learning (2014): 41-57. • Stewart, David W., Peter C. Panus, and Nicholas E. Hagemeier. "An analysis of student performance with podcasting and active learning in a pharmacotherapy module." Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (2013). • Hartfield, Perry J. "The power of educational podcasting: using short-format podcasts to reinforce tertiary student learning experiences in science." Proceedings of the STEM in Education Conference 2010. Queensland University of Technology, 2011. • Lonn, Steven, and Stephanie D. Teasley. "Podcasting in higher education: What are the implications for teaching and learning?." The Internet and Higher Education 12.2 (2009): 88-92. • Van Bergen, Penny. "Recasting Lecture Material Using Podcasts: An Educational Psychology Case Study." Curriculum Models for the 21st Century. Springer New York, 2014. 259-277. • Khechine, Hager, Sawsen Lakhal, and Daniel Pascot. "University Students’ Perception of the Pedagogical Use of Podcasts: A Case Study of an Online Information System Course." Journal of Education and Training Studies 1.2 (2013): 136-151. DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !64
  65. 65. Pocasting Resource Links • • • • • • • • • • • • http://www.blogworld.com/ (conference) http://podcamp.pbworks.com/ (unconference) http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ (discovering) http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html (making a podcast) http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ (subscribe & play) http://www.podbean.com/ (hosting) https://www.podomatic.com/ (hosting) http://www.libsyn.com/ (hosting) http://www.blogger.com/ (Blogger show notes) http://codex.wordpress.org/Podcasting (Wordpress show notes) http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (audio editor) http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ (podcast editor) DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !65
  66. 66. Contact Me… • • • Rodney B. Murray, PhD www.RodsPulsePodcast.com rod@rodspulsepodcast.com ! QUESTIONS? DIY Podcasting: Benefits for Teaching & Learning !66
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