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Social Software and Academic Podcasting: Your Blueprint for Success July 30, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Podcast Conferences, Podcast Instruction, University Podcasting.

Just wanted to spread this around. Presented by Frank Lowney , Keith Politte , Jim Wolfgang at the Campus Technology 2007 Conference today. I’ll post an update when I find the slides, but for now, the companion website for this presentation: http://sleepy.gcsu.edu/podcasting1101 has a list of Podcast Applications, Tutorials, and References that you may want to check into.

Abstract: White ear buds are as commonplace on today’s campuses as backpacks. But can handheld, mobile technologies like the iPod be an effective means for distributing academic content? Can video and audio podcasts via laptop establish an environment of student engagement? While “social networking” centers around the production and distribution of podcast materials, the key challenge for faculty and student support staff is to get beyond the “little boom box” stereotype and determine how the resources and tools used to produce and distribute academic podcasts can bring students together to enhance their total educational experience. During this half-day workshop, three representatives from two of the country’s leading ‘podcasting institutions’ will share their campuses’ successes engaging students through podcasting projects. Workshop participants will walk through podcasting, hardware and software options, simple production and editing procedures for video and audio content, and distribution methods. Finally, participants will build an ‘iDreamers’ list of social networking activity concepts they can adapt to bring value-added benefits to programs on their campuses.



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