Monday, July 21, 2008

Week 10: Podcasting


7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting (PDF), by Educause Learning Initiative


Podcasting in Plain English, by Common Craft


  1. Use your browser to go to Either Internet Explorer or Firefox will work.

  2. Create your own Odeo account by clicking the 'Create Account' link.

  3. Browse Categories or do a keyword search to identify and subscribe to at least 3 podcasts.

  4. Listen!

  5. Post your Odeo account information on your blog.


Odeo is an example of a web-based podcatcher. If you have the ability to download software on your work or home computer, you may want to try:

  • iTunes, Apple's free media player is the most popular podcatcher. You can use it to listen to your podcasts even if you don't have an iPod.

  • Juice Receiver (formerly iPodder)

As with many of our other social software tools, podcasts have special search engines and directories. Find new podcasts for your listening pleasure at:

Want to make your own? It's cheap and easy to do it. Here are some tips:

  • Making a Podcast, an in-depth tutorial from Apple

  • Audacity is free, open-source software for recording and editing your podcast

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