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2 Why Make a Podcast What are the Pros and Cons How are Other Universities Using Podcasts How does one Make an Audio/Video Podcast What are the Costs Associated with a Podcast Where does K-State Online come into the Picture Copyright and Intellectual Property

3 Podcasting is another tool for educators A different way to disseminate information Content is created in a way that allows the student to decide when/where to access it (online or offline)

4 Fast Distribution: auto sent instead of manually retrieved PROS: Easy: 1) Create audio/video, 2) Make into mp4 or mp3, 3) Publish Relatively Inexpensive: already have most hardware Simple: Automation of creation process increasing Added Modality: Another modality/style to assist in learning Accessibility: ADA improvement, aid to ESL students Test Prep/Review: Often used to review for Test/Quiz Facilitates “On the Go” Learning: View a podcast while on the bus/subway or during lunch. Listen to a podcast while commuting, walking to class, exercising, etc.

5 Content Control: Content on users computers (not streamed) CONS: Misaligned Course Pedagogy: Organization & Distribution. End user now receives content whenever it is published as opposed to regularly returning to course website, navigating through area and checking for new content. Takes Time and Effort: no matter how easy and fast it is to make, a podcast still takes consideration and application to make it effective.

6 Lectures, Supplemental Material, Promotion/Advertisement, Sick day/Instructor is Away, Student Projects, Additional Resources, Clarifications/Corrections Other/Etc. HOW OTHER UNIVERSITIES ARE USING PODCASTS: *SPECIFIC EXAMPLES: University of Wisconsin-Madison Foreign Language Students: Review films from other countries, review scenario based conversations and answer oral questions Biology Students: use podcasts to find content in microscopes Communicative Disorders Students: listen to audio clinical cases studies and rate the severity of speech disorders

7 How does one make a Podcast? Record audio and/or video (make any edits if wanted/needed) Convert into mp3 (audio) or mp4 (video) format Place it online and into RSS feed (K-State Online)

8 What are the costs associated with each? Software (Open source/freeware versions are available: example: Audacity) Computer (any computer for audio podcasts, more powerful one for video podcasts) Digital Video Camera and Microphone Costs will vary based off of what “type” of Podcast you want to make.

9 Where does K-State Online come into the picture? New K-State Online feature: “RSS Feed Options” tool. Any folder in K-State Online can be turned into a podcast. RSS buttons are automatically displayed within the course. Student simply clicks on a RSS button to subscribe.

10 Place a copyright notice in syllabus (regarding podcast) State that content is for educational use only State that content is not to be distributed State that content is to be used exclusively by the student KSU Subject Matter Expert on Intellectual Property Dr. Jane D. Rowlett, Director, Academic Services, Kansas State University 204 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS phone: , fax: ,

11 Thank you for your time.


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