Podcasting and Enhanced Podcasting
Podcasting can be a practical and effective way to reinforce narrative content and/or to illustrate information visually.
A podcast is an audio or video file that is usually available through a subscription through iTunes or some other syndicated site. Video podcasts are often called vodcasts. You can add an audio file to your course Web page that does not require the use of iTunes or subscribing.
The ITDC has a special audio recording room in the L-Building at LAC that can be used by faculty for audio recording.
Audacity is a free audio editing tool that can be used to record narration. Check with an ITDC team member about file formats. Audacity Tutorial: http://www.uwec.edu/help/audacity.htm
Enhanced podcasts are audio podcasts that can display images simultaneously with audio. They can contain hyperlinks and chapter markers. They are easier to create on a Mac, though of course the end result can be viewed on PCs as well. There are workstations in the ITDC where podcasts and enhanced podcasts can be created. Software that creates enhanced podcasts: GarageBand, ProfCast (both available in the ITDC), Podcaster and Apple's Chapter Tool. CCCConfer can be used as well.
Either format can be merely linked to an instructional Web site without the need for using iTunes or the need for students to subscribe.
Samples: BBC, NPR, Bowdoin College, and much more. http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/Podcasting/17589
Creating Podcasts with GarageBand: http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#garageband-podcast
Slidecasting with SlideShare: Slidecasting with SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/faqs/slidecast
• Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
• Freesound http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/index.php
• iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/
• iTunes podcasts http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/
• iLife http://www.apple.com/ilife/
• Garageband http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
• Gcast http://www.gcast.com/
• Magnatune http://magnatune.com/
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