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This is a presentation on podcasting by Geoff Cain and Andy Duckworth from Tacoma Community College presented at the 2007 CIT.

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  • 1. Enhanced Podcasting at Tacoma Community College Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College Geoff Cain Andy Duckworth Tacoma Community College

2. Who we are Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 3. Agenda

  • Definepodcasting and enhanced podcasting
  • Currentusesin education
  • Examinebenefitsto students and instructors
  • Best practicesfor educational podcasts
  • Demonstrationof enhanced podcasting tools
  • Yourquestions

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 4. MP3 Players Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 5. Subscribing to Content Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 6. Podcast Defined

  • A syndicated file distributed via theInternet
    • Audio blog (web log)
    • Internet radio
    • The term is a combination of i Podand broad cast.

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 7. Ownership Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 8. Awareness Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 9. Growth Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 10. Demographics Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 11. Cognitive Science

  • The basic architecture of how we understand language is much more similar between reading and listening than it is different.
  • -- Daniel T. Willingham
  • New York Times, Aug. 11, 2007, p. D2

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 12. Possible Uses

  • distributeminiorfull lectures
  • provideshort review sessions
  • Studentreports ,peerandexpert interviews
  • Instructor ledinterviewsof experts
  • makeclass announcements
  • shareindustry news

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 13. Providing Deeper Engagement Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 14. Benefits to Students

  • Allowsvisually impaired or dyslexic studentsto get course information
  • Appeals toauditory learners
  • Mobility take content anywhere
  • Time-shifting of content listen when it is convenient
  • Supportingcurrent studentsinformation needs and style

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 15. Student Created Podcasts Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 16. Best Practices for Podcasting

  • Appropriate length
    • between 5 - 15 minutes
    • chunk content if necessary
    • too short perceived as a waste of time
    • too long interest lost before podcast is finished

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 17. Include context and review

  • begin with clear context for info being presented
  • end with review of most important things to remember

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 18. Include options for different learning style preferences

  • offer optional transcripts and/or images
  • transcripts are essential for accessibility

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 19. Include flexible delivery options

  • make available through more than one subscription method (iTunes, RSS, Blog, etc.)
  • maintain archives

Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 20. iTunes U Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 21. iTunes U: A sample class Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College 22. Enhanced Podcast Demo Distance Learning & Multimedia ServicesTacoma Community College

  • PC
    • Audacity
    • Snapkast
  • Macintosh
    • Garageband
  • iTunes
  • Podcast People

23. References

  • The Infinite Dial 2007: Radios Digital Platforms Arbitron Inc./Edison Media Researchwww. arbitron .com/downloads/ digital _radio_study_2007.pdf
  • Reynolds, Rob. The Pedagogy of Podcasting. Xplanazine. July 7, 2005.www.xplanazine.com/xplanaradio/archives/2005/07/pedagogy_for_po.html
  • iGeneration: Digital Communication & Participatory Culture. University of Western Australia. Nov. 4, 2005.http://i-generation.blogspot.com/
    • Other Resources:
    • http://www.apple.com/iTunes/
    • http://audacity.sourceforge.net (n.b.-- download the app and LAME encoder)
    • http://podcastpeople.com
  • This presentation is also available at SlideShare.Com

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