Monday, January 26, 2009

Podcasting, Anyone?

As I think I mentioned in class, I have started podcasting. I added a podcast to my undergraduate online course Ed 301. Slowly.... Small steps...

What is a podcast? Why would I want one? Are they free? Do I need to create them?

I found this article on podcasting that may answer some of these questions. http://www.wtvi.com/TEKS/05_06_articles/classroom-audio-podcasting.html The article explains that "Thousands of podcasts are being published for both local and global audiences on a multitude of topics. Two excellent places to find classroom podcasts are the Education Podcast Network (http://epnweb.org) and the podcast directory within the iTunes Music Store. iTunes is free software available for both Windows and Macintosh computers (www.apple.com/itunes)."

Enjoy!

Also: Here's a link to a classroom that is podcasting http://bobsprankle.com/blog/C1697218367/E20050925120007/index.html

3 comments:

nettiegotta@gmail.com said...

This article definitely sold me on the idea of creating podcasts in the classroom. Students try harder to impress people outside of their usual school environment. If a student feels the responsibility of representing themselves, their class, or their school for the benefit or entertainment of a large audience, they will be more likely to put forth their best effort, get creative, and express themselves.

Student Thoughts said...

The article points out that podcasts are inexpensive to produce. They're also inexpensive to use. I love podcasts because of all the good material that's available FREE. I'm saving a small fortune not buying audio-books!!

Jessica P said...

Honestly, I've heard of podcasts but never really knew what it was. This article is a good explanation of what a podcast is and the benefits of its uses. I like the fact that they are inexpensive and basically anonymous.