Presentation on theme: "Podcasting Producing Content that Matters Mary Ellen Bornak Bucks County Community College."— Presentation transcript:
Podcasting Producing Content that Matters Mary Ellen Bornak Bucks County Community College
Today’s Mission... How you would like to use podcasts How podcasts work Share instructional strategies for using the media effectively Identify hardware, software used in podcasting Explore BCCC iTunesU site Create a podcast Share resources and support
What Is a Podcast? A digital recording in MP3 format A vodcast is video and audio in mp4 or Quicktime format Uploaded to Bucks iTunes U Automatic download to iTunes on computer or audio player Users need iTunes account (free) to get/subscribe podcasts
Podcast Delivery Model
Events of Instruction
Gain Student Attention Portable, mobile technology Familiar environment Pervasive, mainstream technology Download is automatic Engaging Listening vs. reading They’re already there!
Meaningful Content Record lecture highlights Explain difficult points Guest lectures Tours/field work Audio glossary Capture class discussion Storytelling, recitations Review, class rep
Beyond Class Skills Address learning styles Integrate 21st century skills Encourage responsibility Use today’s technology They’ll think you’re cool!!!
Keep Them Moving StudyMate lets you turn a self-test activity into a handheld game. Games can be uploaded to iTunes U site
Let Them Create Their Own Presentations Audio glossary Class tours Interviews, recordings Language practice Storytelling
Record (PC or Mac) LAME mp3 Encorder Download Audacity Make sure you download the 12 Save and unzip in Audacity folder
Audacity Settings Default Settings: Format: 16 bit Rate: 44.1kHZ Channel: Mono If you need to troubleshoot in Audacity: 1. Edit - Preferences 2. Audio IO tab 3. Recording Device dropdown menu 4. Select mic your are using
Soundtrack Red button to record Yellow button to stop Blue double bars to pause This is a voice on a soundtrack Editing tools can improve recording
MP3 Export Setup Edit- Preferences File Formats tab Find Library Button File saves as WAV. Encoder allows export as MP3 File Export as MPs Browse for LAME encoder:
GarageBand Recording program on Macs
BCCC iTunesU Subscribe to iTunes - free Upload your podcast to Bucks iTunesU site Students subscribe to BCCC iTunesU site Podcast “pushed” to computer/ iPod player MP3 files can also be uploaded directly into BB Vista
We are Bucks on iTunes U Authenticated Access vs. Public Access: ACCESS: To upload files to BCCC’s ITunes U site, get authenticated by ing or PUBLIC: To view/download files (e.g. students) only public access is needed. URLs For authenticated access to iTunes U: from on campus - https://itunesu.adminbucks.edu/cgi-bin/login.plhttps://itunesu.adminbucks.edu/cgi-bin/login.pl from off campus - https://itunesu.bucks.edu/cgi-bin/login.plhttps://itunesu.bucks.edu/cgi-bin/login.pl Public URL to the Bucks ITunes U site is:
From Links Panel...
Loading a File Student/public unauthenticated access to the Bucks ITunes U site is:
Tips for a Podcaster Target instructional goals Script your program Introduce self, program Instruct on how students should use your podcast (listen, memorize, activity) Keep it simple Keep it short Be yourself Make content integral to your course.
Beyond Podcast Think... Bandwidth limitation Offer Text version Promote/grade interaction Vary uses, experiment Motivate students to use Bandwidth limitation Offer Text version Promote/grade interaction Vary uses, experiment Motivate students to use
BCCC Resources Instructional Design Lab BCCC Library will check out headset/mics Faculty Web Resources site Podcast, iTunesU pages Atomic Learning Tutorials Educause ELI tutorials Public access to the Bucks ITunes U site is:
Contacts Mary Ellen Bornak Georglyn Davidson Digital Recording Lab BCCC Learning Resources