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Topic Relevance through Current Events and Podcasting

Presenter: Ken Baldauf

Program in Interdisciplinary Computing - FSU


FSU’s NewProgram in Interdisciplinary Computing

Working to raise the level of computer competence across all disciplines at FSU by:

  • Designing new computing and technology courses that address discipline-specific needs.

  • Enabling existing computing and technology courses to be opened up to non-majors.

  • Assisting teachers in injecting technology concepts and content into existing courses.


Why consider technology-based exercises in non-tech courses?

  • Provides access to subject-related materials from numerous sources

  • Opens opportunities for information sharing

  • Brings relevance to subject matter

  • Engages students in subject matter through different media

  • Sharpens tech skills making students more marketable

  • Allows students to innovate!


Inspiration for Presentation

http://coursecasts.course.com


Topic Relevance through Current Events and Podcasting

SOCIAL

BOOKMARKS

NEWS FEEDS

Researching Current Events

Sharing Discoveries

RSS

PODCASTS

Broadcasting News and Views


Real Simple Syndication

  • Allows users to subscribe to Web content that is periodically updated including text (blogs, news feeds), audio (podcasts), and video.

  • Empowers users to become publishers.

RSS


Researching Current Events

Using News Feeds


RSS News Feed

  • News stories supplied by an online news service streamed automatically to software designed to organize and display the stories – a feed reader or aggregator.

  • Many news feeds can be aggregated for convenient access to topics of interest.


Setting up an RSS Feed Reader (Aggregator)

  • www.google.com/reader


Look for the Icon

  • Subscribe to content by finding reference to RSS on the source Web site.

  • Click to subscribe


Scan News Headlines

  • Scan news headlines from all your favorite sources from one location.

  • Drill down into stories that are of interest.

  • Bookmark best stories for further research.


Sharing Discoveries

Social Bookmarking


Social Bookmarking

  • Social bookmarking sites like delicious.com are designed for collecting and sharing Web content.

  • Web content is tagged and kept private or shared.


Social Bookmarking

  • Use unique tags to share bookmarks in a class.

  • Tag pages can also serve as RSS feeds.


Broadcasting Your Views

Podcasting


Podcast

  • An audio (or video) broadcast distributed over the Internet using RSS.

  • Examples: iTunes Store


Necessary Equipment

  • Software

    • Windows: Audacity

    • Mac: GarageBand

  • Hardware

    • USB Mic/Headphones


Developing a Script

  • A script serves several purposes:

    • Allows for a smooth, unfaltering delivery of the dialogue

    • Provides a teacher with a way in which to grade content, provide feedback, check against turnitin.com

    • Provides a text alternative for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals


Recording

  • Dialogue can be recorded one phrase at a time with retakes as needed.

  • Multi-track recording allows you to layer music and sound effects under the dialogue.


Publishing

  • Save as mp3 format

  • Publish through Blackboard Content Collection in a public “podcast” folder.

  • Access finished podcast as follows:

    • From iTunes or Google Reader subscribe to http://podcast.fsu.edu/username

    • or supply direct access to the URL of the Content Collection pagehttps://campus.fsu.edu/bbcswebdav/users/kbaldauf/podcast/


Thank You!

  • Questions?

  • Useful Links

    • Google Reader: www.google.com/reader

    • Delicious: www.delicious.com

    • FSU’s Joe Clark instructs on podcasting in Blackboard - http://myweb.fsu.edu/joeclark/workshop/podcasting/podcast_via_bb.doc

    • FSU’s Dr. Lisa Tripp’s podcasting assignment from LIS5313 - http://lis5313.ci.fsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Media_Exercise_4includes “PodSafe” Audio Resources


  • Podcasting

    • Software

      • Audacity Software (Windows/Mac/Linux): http://audacity.sourceforge.net

      • Video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hrBbczS9I0

      • GarageBand for Mac: http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband

    • Headphones/Mic

      • Plantronics GAMECOM 1 PC HEADSET ( 67003-01 ) ($23)

    • Podcast Listings

      • Tunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/specs.html

      • Podcast Alley - http://www.podcastalley.com

      • Podcast.com - http://podcast.com

      • Podcast Directory - http://www.podcastdirectory.com

    • Podcasting Services

      • Blogger can be used to enclose an MP3 in a feed but not as a host -http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=80259&topic=12535

      • FeedForAll (RSS Creator) - http://www.feedforall.com

      • Open Source: Podcast Generator - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net

      • Liberated Syndication (all-in-one) - http://www.libsyn.com

      • Feed Burner (Podcast Promoter) - http://www.feedburner.com

    • Create XML file for RSS - MP3 is included in an RSS feed as an "enclosure”

      • http://www.podcastdirectory.com/help/createxml.php

      • http://web.mit.edu/ist/podcasts/makepodcast.html

    • Online Tutorials

      • http://web.mit.edu/ist/podcasts/makepodcast.html

      • http://homepage.mac.com/rfwilmut/notes/podcast.html

      • http://www.sweetwater.com/feature/podcasting/howto.php

      • http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Your-Own-Podcast


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