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Podcasting is the publication of a series of digital media files, usually digital audio or video, that are made available for download via Web syndication. The syndication aspect of the delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other files accessible by direct download or streaming: it means that special software applications (such as iTunes or Winamp) can automatically identify and retrieve new files associated with the podcast when they are made available, and that these files can be stored locally on the user's computer or other device for offline use.

 

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#37048

Making Learning Easy: An Interview with Lee LeFever of CommonCraft

In this exclusive interview with The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel interviews Lee Lefevre, Founder of Common Craft, creators of three-minute videos designed to help educators and influencers introduce and explain complex subjects.

LeFever, Lee. Content Wrangler, The (2010). Articles>Interviews>Instructional Design>Podcasting

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#31392

New Toys or Tactics for New Communication Challenges?

New technologies are changing the ways we can achieve excellence in communication. Three new web-based communication tools have caught the imagination of innovators and early adopters. Blogs and wikis are proliferating all over the Internet, and podcasts look like they will soon be commonplace.

Williams, Tudor. Communication World Bulletin (2005). Articles>Web Design>Blogging>Podcasting

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#30070

Podcast Metrics: A Panel Discussion

There are a number of approaches to getting meaningful data from podcast usage, each with their own advantages and drawbacks.

Federico, John, Dave van Dyke and Alex Laats. Podcast Academy (2006). Articles>Multimedia>Audio>Podcasting

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#31962

Podcasting and Vidcasting: The Future of Tech Comm

Advancing technology allows us to use the new technologies of podcasts (audio recordings delivered as .mp3 files) and vidcasts, or more properly, broadcast video to convey technical information. Effective audience analysis will determine whether multimedia is right for our users. We use the same correct rhetorical principles to communicate information aurally and visually as we do when creating text.

Agnew, Beth. Seneca College (2006). Articles>TC>Multimedia>Podcasting

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#31963

Podcasting and Vidcasting: The Future of Tech Comm

Advancing technology allows us to use the new technologies of podcasts (audio recordings delivered as .mp3 files) and vidcasts, or more properly, broadcast video to convey technical information. Effective audience analysis will determine whether multimedia is right for our users. We use the same correct rhetorical principles to communicate information aurally and visually as we do when creating text.

Agnew, Beth. Seneca College (2006). Presentations>Multimedia>Video>Podcasting

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#28013

Podcasting for User-Centered Design

This summer marks the anniversary of initial recordings of Design Critique: Products for People with Tim & Tom, a podcast devoted to informing listeners about the advantages of User-Centered Design (UCD). I hope this article may encourage the creation of other podcasts related to UCD theory and practice. Our vision of doing a UCD-related podcast was that an informal, occasionally humorous show combining consumer product critiques, interviews with user experience professionals, and occasional method discussions might fill a void I perceived in the podcasting world. Sometimes the absence of a thing may imply more than its presence would, and I was concerned that this new medium didn't seem to have many regular shows devoted to what user experience professionals can offer the world. A maturing, innovative field ought to be represented in a maturing, innovative medium.

Keirnan, Timothy. Usability Professionals Association (2006). Articles>User Centered Design>Streaming>Podcasting

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#28490

Podcasting Tutorial: Create Your Own Podcast

This podcasting tutorial will show you how to create your very own podcast quickly and easily! Think about listening to a radio show on a topic that you're interested in, but instead of having to tune in at a specific time, you can listen to the show at the time and place of your choosing. That's what podcasting enables you to do.

Guides and Tutorials (2006). Articles>Content Management>Streaming>Podcasting

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#36479

Podcasting Your Lectures 101: Editing

One of the most important aspects of editing is file management. Editing is a “destructive” process that often can’t be undone if you’ve made a mistake. As a result, you want to keep an original, unedited version of your audio file backed up and untouched.

Watrall, Ethan. Prof Hacker (2009). Articles>Education>Audio>Podcasting

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#36481

Podcasting Your Lectures 101: Recording

There are lots of reasons why you might want to podcast your lectures. You might be teaching an online class or providing supplementary lecture material for students in one of your regular (face-to-face) classes. Or, even better, maybe you are embracing the open courseware movement, and making your course material available to people both inside and outside of your university – regardless of whether they are actually enrolled in the class.

Watrall, Ethan. Prof Hacker (2009). Articles>Education>Audio>Podcasting

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#27635

Podcasting: The Devastating Lows, the Dizzying Highs, the Creeeeeeeamy Middles

I'm going to introduce podcasting via talking about its history, and work through what a podcast actually is. Then I'll talk about our experience podcasting WE05, both from a practical and a business point of view. The overarching theme of this presentation will be podcasting from the broadcaster's point of view. For info about podcasting from the listener's point of view, check this page here.

Sherrin, Maxine. Western Civilization (2005). (Afrikaans) Articles>Web Design>History>Podcasting

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#30067

Producing for the Ear

'Writing for the ear' is an effective way of making content engaging and interesting. Examples of this are audio-based sentence structure, writing around audio clips, making informed word choices and creating a narrative arc for your podcast. Listeners, who are often occupied with other things while listening, need audio and content that transports them to another state of mind. With this in mind, Bond explains techniques and provides examples of how podcasters can anticipate what their audience expects to hear, and how they meet listener expectations while still providing something new.

Bond, Stacy. Podcast Academy (2006). Articles>Multimedia>Audio>Podcasting

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#26938

Review: Review of 'Podcasting Solutions: Complete Guide to Podcasting'

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Podcasting Solutions: A Complete Guide to Podcasting by Michael W. Goeghegan and Dan Klass. I was able to digest the material quickly. The frustrating thing for me was that the title just didn't seem to fit the approachable and practical content that made the book such a treasure. For example, the subtitle 'A Complete Guide' is a bit overstated, because it is not a compendium but a getting starting guide. Especially as time goes by and the field progresses, and more techniques and tools are developed, this book will become more out of date.

Albing, Bill. KeyContent.org (2006). Articles>Reviews>Multimedia>Podcasting

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#30066

Solving the Corporate Dilemma

Uses several case studies of corporate podcasting to help illustrate the important points management should consider when deciding how they can best use podcasting. It is often difficult for companies to interest and capture their audience; it is crucial therefore to create compelling--and in some cases exclusive--content.

Geoghegan, Michael. Podcast Academy (2006). Articles>Management>Audio>Podcasting

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#31495

The Ears Have It: Podcasting in the Enterprise and Out   (PDF)

Podcasting is more than a platform for reviews or polemic. It's also a powerful tool within the enterprise for training, for marketing, and for documentation. Imagine being able to carry product information or supplementary material with you and not have to worry about stacks of paper? You can do that with a podcast.

DMN Communications (2008). Articles>Multimedia>Audio>Podcasting

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#36474

Tips and Tricks for Effective Lecturecasting

Lecturecasting is all the rage these days. And whether you are lecturecasting specifically for a class (either online, face-to-face, or any combination thereof), or are putting your lectures out to the wider public on a platform such as iTunes U, it takes a lot of work to get your lecturecasts to the point where they are effective vehicles for your content.

Watrall, Ethan. Prof Hacker (2010). Articles>Education>Video>Podcasting

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#35615

Webinars, Tele-events, Live Podcasts and Web TV Shows are HOT

Have you noticed? There is currently a significant increase in the number of participants attending virtual events such as webinars, tele-events, live podcasts and web TV shows.

Schoen, Michelle. Virtual Assistant Demo Girl (2009). Articles>Multimedia>Video>Podcasting

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#36979

When Social Media Becomes Hollow

When I post a tweet, publish a blog post, record a podcast, or engage in any other form of social media, I don’t consciously do it with the intent of growing my readership and increasing my brand or business. I don’t engage in social media for the business-motivated end game. I’m not trying to build trust with readers so that I can later influence them with product or service decisions. I’m just expressing and communicating about things I’m interested in. If the consequence is that people follow me and we interact, great. But my actions aren’t a ploy for influence. Influence comes from being passionate about something that captures you entirely, not from calculating SEO techniques to maximize visibility on every social media platform.

Johnson, Tom H. I'd Rather Be Writing (2010). Articles>Social Networking>Podcasting>Blogging

 
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