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MP3 Players, Podcasting and Online Audio Materials in Education
As part of the
Casting the Net LearnScope Project
Audio from the presentation delivered on 26/07/05 (27.1 MB, 116 mins)
This presentation will introduce you to:
MP3 players and how they can be used in education
What podcasts are and how to subscribe to them
How to find podcasts of interest
Types of audio materials that are available online and where to find them
Ideas for using podcasts and audio material in education
Marc Prensky -
What Can You Learn From A Cell Phone? - Almost Anything!
Portable Media Devices
MP3 players -
iRiver IFP-700 Series
Funtwist D-Chord 240
Mobile Phones - e.g.
Windows Pocket PC Phone
Windows PC Smart Phones
Nokia N91 with 4GB Hard Drive
Handheld computers -
Portable Gaming Devices -
Sony PlayStation Portable
Portable Media Players -
Creative's Zen Portable Media Center
iriver's Multimedia Players
You can also download MP3 files to your computer and play them using Windows Media Player, Winamp etc.
What is Audioblogging?
Audioblogging is recording a blog or diary entry as an audio file and posting it to a blog.
How to Record an Audioblog
Record the audio directly into the computer using a microphone and headphones (a $20 microphone headset will do) and a computer with sound recording software - e.g.
) - free open source audio recorder and editor or
A recording MP3 player - e.g.
iRiver IFP-700 Series
Funtwist D-Chord 240
or (you can edit and process the audio later in Audacity if you choose).
Ways to Post Audioblogs Online
Upload audio file to a server and post a link from your blog
Phone it in -
Paid services - e.g.
(US$49.97 per year)
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS is a method for distributing and syndicating content from websites, news sources and blogs.
More about RSS
All About RSS || Fagan Finder
What is a News Reader (aka RSS Aggregator or Feed Reader)?
A news reader is a tool for aggregating RSS feeds from multiple sources and displaying them in one place.
News aggregator - Wikipedia
Types of News Readers
Stand-alone Desktop Programs - e.g.
Browser Plug-ins - e.g.
Pluck for Internet Explorer
Email Program Plug-ins - e.g.
Web-based - e.g.
Pluck Web Edition
Types of RSS Feeds
News sources - e.g.
Sydney Morning Herald
triple j music news
Blogs and online journals
Latest books, records, electronic products -
Amazon.com Syndicated Content
Photo streams -
Social bookmarks -
Jobsearch - e.g.
RSS Australian Job Search Feeds from Positions VACANT
TV Guides - e.g.
ABC TV guide via RSS
More uses at Tim Yang's
Things you can do with RSS
What is Podcasting?
Podcasting is a way of delivering audio content (typically in MP3 format) over the Internet. Listeners subscribe to the podcast using "podcatching" software which retrieves the latest podcasts and automatically downloads them to the listener's computer or portable music player.
Although podcasts were originally named after the iPod, they can be listened to on any MP3 player or MP3-enabled device (such as the new range of MP3 phones).
Podcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Popular podcatching software used to subscribe to podcasts:
) (cross platform)
Primetime Podcast Receiver
- a podcatching client you can load onto an MP3 player
What's so Great about Podcasting?
Podcasting allows you to listen to audio content at a time and place of your choosing (commuting, jogging, gym, cleaning, beach).
Podcasting puts the listener in control of their listening. It has been described as "radio-on-demand" or "time-shifted radio".
What's more, a podcast is relatively easy to create, and requires only minimal equipment at low cost, giving anyone the power to make their own audio programs available to a global audience.
Types of Podcasts
Home-grown radio shows - personal podcasts (e.g.
The Bitterest Pill
), news & current affairs, talk shows (e.g.
The Overnightscape - Talk Radio
), music (e.g.
The Sounds in My Head
), passions (e.g.
), reviews (e.g.
Reel Reviews Radio
Distribution of creative works - bands, musicians, comedians, novels etc. (e.g.
Earthcore: a Podcast Novel
Storytelling, radio plays & audio books (e.g.
Claybourne - Soap Opera Podcast Drama
The Godcast Network
), speeches, debates or conference sessions (e.g.
“Sound-seeing” or “sound-scene” tours (e.g.
Art Mobs Unofficial audio guides for MoMA
See also an:
Extended list of Uses of Podcasts
The Podcast Network
Educational Uses of Podcasting
Instructional training materials for the workplace
Interviews with experts or industry figures (
Languages - foreign languages, ESOL/ESL (e.g.
Fudan Fuzhong Podcasting Page
Oral activities (e.g.
Who Said? Literature Game
Oral reporting and presentations for students
Learner-created radio programs (e.g.
M&M Online Magazine
Extended list of Educational Uses of Podcasting
Why Use Audio Lessons and Podcasts in Education?
By capitalising on the popularity of MP3 players such as iPods and up-and-coming MP3 phones, podcasting can provide an easy and accessible entry into e-learning and mLearning.
Support for students with low literacy skills, reading or other learning difficulties
Caters for students with auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles
Can provide extra material for motivated learners and be used to facilitate self-paced learning
Material for vision impaired learners
Can be used in distance education
Empowers students by allowing them to distribute their musical creations or poetry to the world and create their own radio programs
How do I Create a Podcast?
Method One - DIY
Record the audio directly into the computer using a microphone and headphones (a $20 microphone headset will do) and a computer with sound recording software (e.g.
or podcasting software such as
) or a recording MP3 player (
example podcast setup screenshot
). Save the file in MP3 format.
Upload the MP3 file to a web host (e.g.
Create a link to the MP3 file in a blog post.
Create a special podcast RSS feed either a) by hand, b) by using a third party service (e.g.
) or c) by using blogging software that creates podcast feeds automatically (e.g.
Method Two - Web-based Services and Hosts
- still to come
- Blogger's free phone-it-in service (you still have to create an RSS feed)
- another free phone-it-in service (you still have to create an RSS feed)
Getting Creative with Podcasts
Resources for creating your own audio programs:
Podsafe music -
Podsafe Music Resources
Sound effects - e.g. Flash Kit -
RadioDaddy -> Podcasting Voiceover Requests
Write your own music - e.g.
Other Sources for Audio Material Online
Media Search Engines
Learning Object Repositories
Learning Objects: Collections
Creative Commons - Audio
Creative Commons Search
Yahoo! Creative Commons Search
Internet Archive - Audio
Legal & Copyright Issues
Podsafe music & sound effects
Privacy & safety
Casting the Net Learnscope Project
EdNA Group -
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More Other Stuff
These are links I sometimes refer to in my presentations - you can ignore them.
Sean's Furl Archive - Podcasting - Examples
Bloglines | seanfitz's Blogs
Hypar - Moblogging
General info about iLecture
iLecture at Macquarie Uni
Other Unis using iLecture
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