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"Producing Captivating Podcasts"Dan Medakovic, OperitelRichard Nantel, Brandon Hall ResearchBrandon Hall Innovations in Learning ConferenceSeptember 2511:15 to 12:30 p.m.

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  • 1.Producing Captivating Podcasts Dan Medakovic , Operitel Richard Nantel , Brandon Hall Research September 25 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

2. So Many Questions

  • What is a podcast?
  • Why have they become popular?
  • Why use them for learning?
  • What software/hardware do you need?
  • What are the steps to produce, publish, and subscribe to a podcast?
  • Tips, tricks, and resources
  • Integrating podcasting into learning architecture

3. What Is a Podcast?

  • i Pod+ Broad casting=Podcasting
  • Usually audio (but not always)
  • Syndication/subscription (always)

4. Why Have Podcasts Become Popular? 5. Why Have Podcasts Become Popular? 6. Why Use Podcasts for Learning 7. Podcasting Options Audacity / Freeware apps ProTools LE / Mbox Phone in Services Professional Audio Production Facility / Marketing & Communications Co. Garage Band (Mac) Cubase/Vegas/Cakewalk etc.Web Based V/O Services 1000s Free 100s 8. DIY- What You Need(Audio Podcast) Text 9. Podcasting Workflow RSS mp3 10. Lets Podcast! 11. Lets Podcast! RSS mp3 12. Creating the RSS file

  • Brandon Hall Research Podcasts
  • Richard Nantel
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  • Audio Blogs
  • http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/podcasts.shtml
  • Listen to Brandon Hall Research podcasts to for the latest research about learning and talent management.
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  • All rights reserved
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:36:27 GMT
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  • Richard Test Podacst
  • http://www.brandon-hall.com/podcasts/test.mp3
  • Richard Nantel
  • Audio Blogs
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  • Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:30:24 GMT

13. Free RSS Generators

  • http://www.applytools.com/cgi-bin/sa/podcast/podcast.cgi
  • http://www.tdscripts.com/webmaster_utilities/podcast-generator.php
  • http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/

14. Lets Podcast! RSS mp3 15. Lets Podcast! RSS mp3 16. Online Resources Name Description URL Cost Audio Bag Royalty free music. Pro. Intro/Outro with Music http://audiobag.com/ $7-$29 / music clip $57 / $77(both) ClickCasterPodcast publishing/hosting site. Support audio and video podcasts.http://www.clickcaster.com/ Free - $29.99 / mo.GabCastPodcasting service. Lets you phone in your audio. http://www.gabcast.com/ Free- $12/mo/channel 17. Software/Hardware

  • Audacity Free, Open Source audio recording and editing software
      • audacity .sourceforge.net
  • Garage Band Free on new Macintosh
  • Pro Tools LE and M Box hardware $400
      • www.digidesign.com
  • Microphone - $100 (get a metal one)
      • Recommend SURE SM57

18. Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture

  • Simply create a PodCast area on your website with RSS feed or include in Blogs, Wikis, etc. (one to many)
  • Use a Document Library such as SharePoint
      • Rich search, meta data, content management
      • Audience Targeting
      • One to many groups

19. Integrating Podcasts into Learning Architecture

  • Assign them to learners via an LMS
      • Target community, region, location, business unit, job position, competency
      • Include link in course registration message
      • Use a self-assessment button to track completion
      • Create a short post-assessment to test comprehension
      • Include them in blended Learning Tracks (podcast assigned upon Success or Failure of Learning Event)
      • Sell them via E-Commerce engine

20. Audio Tips

      • Start with the best source recording
      • You can hear the room avoid large rooms, reflective/hard surfaces
      • Use a good microphone and audio interface
      • Use a pop-screen
      • Use a mic stand (table top or boom stand)
      • Watch your levels
      • Normalize your audio

21. Audio Tips Contd

      • Think of quality production values:
        • Interesting, dynamically varied voice(s)
        • Imagine the audience (perform, dont just read)
        • Include musical breaks/intros

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