Podcasting has been creating a lot of buzz recently. Podcasts are a great tool for allowing anyone with the right setup to develop their own personal audio or video broadcast which can be downloaded to a portable media player. Many professors have been playing around with the idea of podcasting, especially for distributing lectures and reviews.
Although podcasting does open the door to a new and exciting opportunity for educational technology uses, there have been a few misconceptions to the notion that we are trying to clear up.
Some major points:
- True podcasting requires a server to host your audio files and an XML file for the RSS feed that would allow subscribers to automatically update their local copy of your collection of “broadcasts.”
- A quick and easy, effective alternative for instructional use of audio content is posting MP3 files directly to HuskyCT.
Check out this great video offering a simple, straightforward look at podcasting