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1 Podcasting Producing Content that Matters Mary Ellen Bornak Bucks County Community College

2 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

3 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

4 Podcast Delivery Model

5 Events of Instruction

6 Gain Student Attention Portable, mobile technology Familiar environment Pervasive, mainstream technology Download is automatic Engaging Listening vs. reading They’re already there!

7 Meaningful Content Record lecture highlights Explain difficult points Guest lectures Tours/field work Audio glossary Capture class discussion Storytelling, recitations Review, class rep

8 Beyond Class Skills Address learning styles Integrate 21st century skills Encourage responsibility Use today’s technology They’ll think you’re cool!!!

9 Keep Them Moving StudyMate lets you turn a self-test activity into a handheld game. Games can be uploaded to iTunes U site

10 Let Them Create Their Own Presentations Audio glossary Class tours Interviews, recordings Language practice Storytelling

11 Tools: Hardware & Software Capture Edit Export Upload Engage!!! Creating a Podcast

12 Hardware/Software Headset/micScript BCCC on iTunesU Free iTunes subscription lets you upload and download...Upload mp3 to CE6 Recording program

13 Headphone Connection 1. Plug in headset/mic before start up 2. Make sure mic is turned on 3. Make sure computer recognizes the headset: Control Panel Sounds & Devices Hardware tab Your Headset

14 Sound Check Check that volume is not muted. Use media player to check that sound is playing with your computer default settings

15 Sound Settings If You Need to Troubleshoot... Audio Tab Sound Recording Select device Volume button Check microphone box Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices 1 2

16 Troubleshooting II Volume Control - Options Properties Mixer device Check recording Check capture Voice tab Voice recording Default device 34

17 Record (PC or Mac) LAME mp3 Encorder Download Audacity Make sure you download the 12 Save and unzip in Audacity folder

18 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

19 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

20 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:

21 GarageBand Recording program on Macs

22 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

23 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:

24 From Links Panel...

25 Loading a File Student/public unauthenticated access to the Bucks ITunes U site is:

26 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.

27 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

28 Podcast Directories p?iid=15390http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/index.ph p?iid= ts.phphttp://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/colleges/collegepodcas ts.php

29 Podcast Resources oadhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/downl oad tutorial.com/17audacity-tutorial.htmhttp://www.how-to-podcast- tutorial.com/17audacity-tutorial.htm CreationGuide.pdfhttp://www.bucks.edu/IDlab/Podcast CreationGuide.pdf castinghttp://www.educause.edu/guidetopod casting

30 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:

31 Contacts Mary Ellen Bornak Georglyn Davidson Digital Recording Lab BCCC Learning Resources


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