Podcasting and Video
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Podcasts deliver audio content for listening and Vodcasts deliver video content for viewing on a computer or player. Delivering educational material this way frees learning from the constraints of a classroom and its clock. It also provides students with another way to learn that may better suit their learning style or their schedules.
The audio (podcast) or visual (vodcast) content is delivered over a network via free subscription. It can be accessed with an iPod (or any other kind of recorder), laptop, or desktop computer (both Macs and PCs).
A podcast’s content can be anything conveyed by an audio or video file: a recorded lecture, a foreign language lesson, a demonstration of biology principles. Instructors can easily create a podcast of daily assignments and lectures from class, and publish it for all of their students. Students can likewise create and publish content and deliver it to their teachers or other students.
Here are a few links to information that will help you understand Podcasting. Further below you will find tutorials on how to create a podcast.
- Podcasting in Plain English Quick video on uTube that explains podcasting from Common Craft Productions
- 7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting from Educause
- O'Reilly's Digital Media explanation of podcasting, tools and how-to
- For definition and links go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
- Podcasting PowerPoint presentation by Instructional Designer Mary Ellen Bornak
Mics: Lavalier (lapel), snowball (multi-dimensional) mics and headsets can be borrowed from Media Services. These provide the best quality audio. However, you could use the mic that came with your computer, or buy an inexpensive headset with a mic. (recommended).
How to Use Microphones This is a tutorial about how to choose a mic and how to use it correctly.
Free Sound Recording Software
- Audacity Sound Recording software: Free download for PC and Mac recording program.
- How to download and install Audacity Be sure to download and install the LAME MP3 converter.
- Audacity tutorial: How to Podcast
- What to do if the sound quality doesn't play well in a Flash Player: LAME MP3
- Garage Band comes free on Macs. This presentation Creating Podcast by Mary Malinconico from Gloucester County College describes how to record and edit a podcast using Garage Band.
- http://www.blogger.com create a blog that can link to podcasts
- http://www.blogspot.com free podcast host
- Switch Sound File Converter Download the free program to convert sound files.
Cameras: With its hideaway USB connector, the Pure Digital Flip is a lightweight video camera that makes it easy to capture and share low-resolution video via e-mail and the Web. It comes with either 1GB or 512MB of built-in memory (60 or 30 minutes of video), plus software for connecting to video-sharing Web sites YouTube and Grouper. It is also compatible with Macs.
Online Learning has Flip video cameras that you can borrow.
- 7 Things You Should Know about Flip Video Cameras from Educause.
- The Flip Support Center Download tutorials and instructions. Flip cameras create .avi files. They must be converted to MPEG4 or .mov to upload into a course management program, iTunes U, or You Tube.
- Embedding video links Instructions on how to embed video links in a web page.
- Squared5 MPEG Streamclip for Mac and Windows is a free video converter to play and convert various file formats including AVI to MPEG4. MPEG4 can be uploaded to iTunes U and You Tube.
- How to Convert avi to a Quick Time Movie: AVS video converter and instructions. Quick Time can be uploaded to iTunes U or You Tube.
- YouTube Community: How Do I? answers and bug reports, etc.
- YouTube Captions and Subtitles: How to add captions and annotations to a YouTube video.
itunesu This gateway page to Bucks site on iTunes U has step-by-step instructions on how to create podcasts and vodcasts. Also, how to upload those files to BCCC on iTunes U.
- Atomic Learning: An Introduction to Audio Podcasting. To use these tutorials get the college's name and password from Marilyn Puchalski at X8056.
- Podcast Creation Guide A beginners guide from Apple.
- Learn How to Podcast from Podcast Free America
- 7 Steps to Podcast Creation This PowerPoint is informative and explanatory and explains the creation and use for education from Louisville Free Library.
- Podcasting to RSS feed.This site has it all. (RSS means Really Simple Syndication)
- Jason Van Orden's site at http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com is a step-by-step guide to creating your first podcast.
- Podcast on Nuts and Bolts How Burks Oakley created his Podcast which includes a list of free software
- Podcast Resources from Google Scholar.
- MPEG Streamclip is a free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows.it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.
- Creating Files for iPod Quiz and iQuiz. Tutorial on how to use Respondus or StudyMate to turn a self test activity into a handheld game that you can upload to BCCC's iTunes U site. It would then be automatically downloaded to student's digital devices through their iTunes subscription.
- Guide to Podcasting for Educators from Educause
- Podcasting 101 - How Educators Can Use This New Technology from techLearning.
- Gear for Podcasting in Education Podcast from Podcamp covers subjects from iPods to mics with links to lots of resources from BEEP (Best Educational Practices)
- "Beyond Lecturecasting: Using Podcasts for Discussion and Student Content Creation" is from Sloan Consortium
- Teaching with Technology White Paper that is an exploration of educational podcasting in three realms: the creation and distribution of lecture archives for review, the delivery of supplemental educational materials and content, and assignments requiring students to produce and submit their own podcasts.
- Podcasts: How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom
- Educational Podcasts for Teaching and Learning from the UK
- Creative Commons offers information on copyright including a "some rights reserved" approach to copyrighting original material.
- Podcasts: List of podcasts that Educause Connect has produced.
- Resources for Educational Podcasting
- Podcasting News in Higher Education
- Apple iTunes podcasts Free podcasts, rates top picks
- Open Culture Library of Podcasts organized by discipline.
- Digital Podcast Directory searchable by topic
- http://www.archive.org digital film library
- Free Audio Books for download
- National Geographic Free Podcasts
- Free Academic Podcasts from Productivity 501
- Education Podcast Network
- The Teachers' Podcast
- Podcasts for Teachers from Fordham University
- TED TalksPodcasts on many subjects from a variety of extraordinary thought leaders, movers and shakers. Click this email address to subscribe: TED Talks (TEDTalks@mail6.subscribermail.com).
- Free Audio and Drama podcasts from Pick the Brain
- http://www.ourmedia.com publish, store video/audio
- Media Fly Gathers podcasts on many topics from many places
- Places to Find Educational Podcasts from Deborah McGuire at Wilkes Community College
- Ideas and Culture Podcast Collection from Open Culture.
- Skreemer is an MP3 search engine from Open Culture
- Second Life Library Podcasts Audio tutorials on navigation, land management and many other topics.