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1 Using Audacity Audacity is a free, easy-to- use audio editor and recorder for a variety of operating systems

2 Using Audacity

3 Using Audacity About Sound.wav - a format developed by Windows and used extensively on Windows operating systems.mp3 - audio format that compressed sound with minimal loss of quality (i.e. audio file size is a lot smaller as an.mp3 compared to a.wav). This is the most popular sound format for music.

4 Using Audacity Streaming Technique for transferring data such that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream. The client browser or plug-in (WMV, QuickTime, Flash) can start displaying the data before the entire file has been transmitted.

5 Using Audacity Podcasting audio files downloaded automatically to a computer or mobile MP3 device. subscribe (mostly free of charge) to a podcast, and then as new audio files become available (episodes), they are automatically downloaded to our computer.

6 Using Audacity Podcasting and Feeds A feed, also known as RSS feed, XML feed, syndicated content, or web feed, is frequently updated content published by a website. Usually used for news and blog websites, but can also be used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio or video.

7 Using Audacity Podcasting and Feeds Feeds can also be used to deliver audio content (usually in MP3 format) which you can listen to on your computer or MP3 player. This is referred to as podcasting.

8 Using Audacity Podcasting and Feeds RSS feeds can also be used to subscribe to blogs, wikis, websites with a news delivery function and social bookmarking sites. Trainers can selectively release podcasts and blog materials to learners by encouraging learners to use RSS feeds. Audio Files can easily be recorded using sound recording software that enable mixing in of multiple voices, sound effects and music.

9 Using Audacity Using Podcasts in Training  record face to face sessions or summaries of sessions self-paced learning guest speakers from remote locations subject experts or industry figures assessment tool third party content walking tours for induction/instruction case studies/scenarios vocabulary

10 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes Open iTunes - If you don’t have it installed on your computer, get it from Find the xml page for the RSS feed you want to add: (in this example we are subscribing from the e Trends podcast Click on RSS Feed

11 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes Click on RSS Feed

12 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes The page refreshes, copy the url from the address window:

13 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes The page refreshes, copy the url from the address window:

14 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes In iTunes, click on Advanced, the Subscribe to Podcast:

15 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes Enter the url of the rss file you have just copied, then click OK

16 Using Audacity Adding a podcast feed to iTunes Available files will begin to download to you computer.

17 Using Audacity ABC Radio Podcasts

18 Using Audacity Program Page - RSS

19 Using Audacity RSS File

20 Using Audacity Export Due to licensing rights Audacity exports in.wav format To export in.mp3 format need to download a LAME encoder

21 Using Audacity Audacity Workspace

22 Using Audacity Audacity Workspace

23 Using Audacity Audacity Workspace

24 Using Audacity Sound Source

25 Using Audacity Sound Source - Import

26 Using Audacity Sound Source - Import

27 Using Audacity Settings

28 Using Audacity Recording

29 Using Audacity Recording new track

30 Using Audacity Copying Sequence

31 Using Audacity Pasting Sequence

32 Using Audacity Cleaning up Edit

33 Using Audacity Adding Effects - Echo

34 Using Audacity Adding Effects

35 Using Audacity Saving and Exporting Project Files (.aud) WAV’s mpeg’s

36 Using Audacity Lets make a podcast - Planning Script/Plan material/topic – have a clear purpose 5 – 10 minutes maximum Variety of voices Consider mixing up the audio presentation through the use of narrative, question and answer, interviews and guest speakers

37 Using Audacity Lets make a podcast - Recording Desktop computers/Laptop sound cards Personal Digital Recorders Consider an external microphone. Hold it Steady) For podcasts with spoken voice only, the quality does not need to be that high for effective podcasts.

38 Using Audacity Lets make a podcast – Assemble files Audacity Demo Intro, Guest, Music, Fillers Exporting Publishing/Distributing

39 Using Audacity Lets make a podcast – Assemble files Audacity Demo Intro, Guest, Music, Fillers Exporting Publishing/Distributing

40 Using Audacity MP3 Export – Bit Rate

41 Using Audacity Saving and Exporting

42 Using Audacity Publishing/Distributing Save in MP3 Format Upload to web and link Embed using course genie Use Podcasting Learn HTML and embed your own!

43 Using Audacity Publishing/Distributing Podomatic Demo

44 Using Audacity Our podcasts

45 Using Audacity Thank You Michael Gwyther


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