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1 Podcasting Robert Vasile

2 Your questions : Why should I bother? - The importance of podcasting What do I need? – Tools of the trade How do I record? – Techniques for recording your wisdom / streams of consciousness How do I record? – Techniques for recording your wisdom / streams of consciousness How do I get it on my computer? – Transfer your recordings to your personal dishwasher How do I get it on my computer? – Transfer your recordings to your personal dishwasher

3 (more of) Your questions: How do I dress it up? – Preparing your recording to go into iTunes University How do I dress it up? – Preparing your recording to go into iTunes University How do I get it to iTunes? – Uploading your recording to iTunes University How do I get it to iTunes? – Uploading your recording to iTunes University How do I gloat about it? – Letting your students access the recordings How do I gloat about it? – Letting your students access the recordings What if I’m brave? – Editing your recordings

4 (even more of) Your questions: How do I get arrested? – Overview of copyright law What do I do when I get back to my desk? - Getting started checklist What do I do when I get back to my desk? - Getting started checklist Does it get more interesting? - Identifying American with Disabilities Act considerations Does it get more interesting? - Identifying American with Disabilities Act considerations What if I need help? - VIP’s of podcasting at WPCC and other web resources What if I need help? - VIP’s of podcasting at WPCC and other web resources

5 What is Podcasting? Your “favorite show” automatically delivered to your computer whenever there’s a new episode

6 Why should I bother? For seated courses: – Assist auditory learners – Provide another channel for material review – Assist non-native speakers – Provide feedback to learners – Enable instructors to review lectures – Provide supplementary content

7 Why should I bother? For online courses: – Add a sense of reality / presence to the course – Include additional examples / details – Tone of voice communicates more than the written word – More engaging than text – Allows for presentation of alternate points of view

8 How does it work? Any podcasting project has 3 components: Record – You do it Upload – You do it Distribute – iTunes U does it (out of the goodness of their heart)

9 Before We Get Started Let’s take a peek at iTunes U All the wisdom in this presentation (and much more) can be found on this podcasting portal:

10 How hard is it? It’s so easy, an English teacher can do it! Simplicity Principle The 5-minute pledge

11 What do I need? Hardware: – No computer in classroom: iPod with microphone (we have a few to loan out) – Computer in classroom: Flash drive (min 1 GB) and digital microphone (we have a few to loan out) Software: – iTunes Player (free) – used to upload and manage your podcasts iTunes Player – Portable Audacity (free) and Lame Mp3 Encoder (free)– used to record and edit if using flash drive option Portable Audacity Lame Mp3 Encoder

12 What’s the big picture? One time tasks: 1.Download and install the free iTunes player on your office computer.Download 2.Request that your course be iTunes enabled through the Control Panel in Blackboard 3.Wait for confirmation from administrator and add link to iTunes U in Course Information and/or Course Resources 4.Have your students sign the Audio Podcast Release Form 5.Let your students know how to access the podcasts Recurring tasks: 1.Record lecture / words of wisdom 2.Transfer / Save recording to your computer 3.Prepare your recording for upload to iTunes U 4.Upload to iTunes U Optional tasks: Edit your recording

13 One-Time Tasks 1.Download and install the free iTunes player on your office computerDownload 2.Request that your course be iTunes enabled through the Control Panel in Blackboard 3.Wait for confirmation from administrator and add link to iTunes U in Course Information and/or Course Resources 4.Have your students sign the Audio Podcast Release Form – See Sample FormSee Sample Form 5.Let your students know how to access the podcasts

14 Recurring Tasks 1.Record lecture / words of wisdom 2.Transfer / Save recording to your computer 3.Prepare your recording for upload to iTunes U a.Name your recording b.Convert them to appropriate format 4.Upload to iTunes U

15 Recording Hands-on lab

16 Transfer / Save Recording Hands-on lab

17 Prepare Recording Name your recordings – Insert tags that make them easy to identify Convert to appropriate format – Two choices based on recording method:.mp3 or.aac

18 Prepare - Naming Convention To prevent frustration wrinkles follow the following labeling convention: – Name: Course Prefix and Number * – Lecture X – Brief Description of Lecture – Album: Course Prefix and Number – Term – Artist: Instructor Full Name – Comments: brief description of the topics covered in lectures * Notice that we don’t include the section number

19 Prepare - Naming Examples Example 1: – Name: DBA110 – Lecture 1 – Table Design – Artist: Robert Vasile – Album: DBA110-Spring08 – Comments: talked about table design best practices and created our first database Example 2: – Name: ENG115 – Lecture 20 – Shakespeare and the Beatles – Artist: Paul Wardzinski – Album: ENG115-Spring08 – Comments: covered relationships between Shakespeare’s plays and the Beatle’s success

20 Prepare – File Conversion Hands-on lab - Saving file from Audacity (if using flash drive method) Hands-on lab – Convert files inside iTunes (if using iPod method) – Convert – Delete the “big one” – One time task: create shortcut to converted files on desktop.

21 Upload to iTunes U Hands-on lab

22 How do I gloat about it? Let your students know how to access the podcast: – Create link under Course Information / Course Resources in Blackboard – Sample text for link description Sample text – Always access from inside Blackboard – Students who subscribe to podcast get the recording automatically – Encourage students to subscribe on their home computers

23 What if I’m brave? Editing a podcast using Audacity – Don’t do it – students love you just the way you are – It’s time consuming and cumbersome – If you really insist – I can show you some minimal tricks

24 Copyright Overview Copyright policy under careful deliberation by administration College owns the copyright on materials produced with College resources Open for grabs under Fair Use clause of the copyright act Decision time – Who can access your course?

25 ADA Considerations Options for transcribing a podcast are under investigation

26 Getting Started Checklist Getting Started Checklist – online version Or Follow the following steps: 1.Download and install the free iTunes player on your office computerDownload 2.Request that your course be iTunes enabled through the Control Panel in Blackboard 3.Wait for confirmation from administrator and add link to iTunes U in Course Information and/or Course Resources 4.Have your students sign the Audio Podcast Release Form - See Sample FormSee Sample Form 5.Let your students know how to access the podcasts

27 What if I need help? VIP’s of podcasting at WPCC – Robert Vasile Phone: – Neal Bevans Phone: Anybody else wants the VIP title?

28 Questions and Answers I’m sure I answered all of them for now Use the forum page in our podcasting portal for further questions:forum page –


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