Podcasting Networked Applications Podcasting Based on the IEEE Education by yaofenjin


									          Networked Applications

Based on the IEEE Education Society, 2006 Distinguished Lecture Series “Wikis, Blogs, RSS, and
Podcasting” by Prof. Burks Oakley II, University of Illinois
2005 Word of the Year
Definition of podcasting
  Podcasting is a term used to describe a
   collection of technologies for automatically
   distributing audio programs over the
   Internet using a publisher/subscriber
   model. It differs from earlier online
   delivery of audio because it automatically
   transfers the digital media files to the
   user’s computer for later use.

  “Podcasting” combines two words: “iPod”
   and “broadcasting”.
  You don’t need an iPod to listen to a
   podcast! Any PC will be fine!
  Alternative terms would be “audio blog” or
  “Personal On-Demand” & broadcasting,
   giving: POD-casting
Podcasting - What It Is
  A podcast is really just an mp3 audio file
   that is distributed via an RSS feed
   (typically by linking the mp3 file to a blog
  Current “podcatching” software, such as
   iTunes and Juice (formerly iPodder), allows
   the user to subscribe to an RSS feed; the
   software will automatically download new
   podcasts when they become available.
Podcasting – The Author
  Create an mp3 file and put on the web
  Link to the mp3 file in a blog posting
Podcasting – The Listener
  Subscribes to the RSS feed for the blog
   using “podcatching” software (such as
  New podcasts are automatically
   downloaded to the user’s PC – and can be
   played on the computer
  The mp3 files can be “synched” to a
   portable mp3 player, such as an iPod, for
   anytime, anyplace listening – mobile
   learning – “m-learning”.
The Pedagogy of Podcasting
  Podagogy – the pedagogy of podcasting
  The power of the spoken word
    Appeals to auditory learners
    Anytime, anyplace – “m-learning”
    Capture the instructor’s enthusiasm
    Can listen multiple times for review
    Bring in guest lectures, debates, virtual field
     trips, etc.
  The types of podcasts
    Presentation
    Review course material; Look ahead
    Interview (for example, at a conference)
    Guest lecturer
    Debate
    Recording of a campus seminar
    Virtual field trip (walking through a museum)
    Student presentations
Why NOW?
  Jon Udell has identified the major factors
   behind the explosive growth of podcasting:
    Internet activity is pervasive.
    Broadband has grown very rapidly.
    The multimedia personal computer can “more or
     less be taken for granted.”
    The iPod phenomenon and “the rapid adoption of
     portable mp3 playback devices”.
    Creative Commons licensing permits the
     distribution of copyrighted content.

Creating a Podcast
  Audacity & inexpensive microphone
  Digital solid-state recorder
    Marantz   PMD660
  Examples
    Burks On Learning
    Burks’ Selections
    PAC 442 Section B
    Margaret Maag
    NCQ Talk
    The World: Technology
    PBS News Hour
    Bryn Mawr Ed Tech Center
    Susan Smith Nash
Subscribing to a Podcast
   RSS feed, or iTunes 1-Click
How to Find Podcasts
  http://podcasts.yahoo.com/
  http://www.podcastalley.com/
  http://www.digitalpodcast.com/
  http://www.podcast.net/
  http://www.podscope.com/
  Apple Music Store (via iTunes – section on
Search podcast section for “Burks”
Podcasting - Sources
  Audacity – free software for creating mp3
  Blogger – free web-based software for
   creating a blog
  Blogspot – a free website for publishing
  Burks On Learning – blog with my main
  Apple iTunes – free “podcatching” software
Podsafe Music
  Many podcasts include music mixed with
  Source of “podsafe” music
    Podshow
    PodsafeAudio
    GarageBand
    PodcastAlley (search for “podsafe music”)
    Peoplesound
  Listen to podcasts while driving:
    Griffin
    AirPlay
    Belkin
Alternatives to the iPod
  Portable mp3 players that can be used to
   listen to podcasts:
    Creative   Technology
    iRiver
    Sony
    Archos
    Dell

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