Thursday, March 30, 2006

Podcasting at the UA Learning Technologies Center

Podcasting at the UA Learning Technologies Center:

How Can UA Departments Use Podcasting?

Academic and administrative departments can use this inexpensive resource to connect with students and alumni here at the UA or geographically dispersed across the Internet. Provide weekly podcasts about such things as departmental news, events, professional and scholarly topics, student activities and faculty research. Use it as a marketing tool to set your department apart from others in students' minds. LTC staff are happy to get you started. If your department or college is unable to support you, the LTC will be glad to.

ASU Podcasting » General Info

ASU Podcasting » General Info: Library Podcasting

The University Libraries are now podcasting and of course we are feeling a bit of growing pains. Currently our “blog” isn’t so much of one as the podcasting page is a static page in AFS space until we decide where to host the wordpress version, which is very much still under develpoment. We are looking forward to having a much more dynamic page but for now we are at least out there. - Mansfield University of Pennsylvania - Mansfield University of Pennsylvania:

The Mansfield University PodCast looks at college life through the eyes of freshmen who share their thoughts, experiences and advice. Admissions Director Brian Barden shares tips on how to find the college right for you and Financial Aid Director Chris Vaughn makes the complex world of financial aid understandable and sometimes even fun! The Mansfield University PodCast is for high school seniors, juniors and parents. > News > Education -- Stanford, UC Berkeley begin podcasting experiment

Stanford, UC Berkeley begin podcasting experiment:

BERKELEY – Technology-savvy students at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley can now download some recorded class lectures to their portable digital music players.

The schools are the latest to experiment with podcasting – a combination of Apple's digital iPod music player and broadcasting – in which professors record portions of their classes and make them available on the Internet.

Apple - Education - iTunes U

Apple - Education - iTunes U:

Click. Sync. Learn.
It all starts with learning

Apple shares common goals with education — to advance teaching, learning, and research through innovation, and engage and empower students. Students expect a campus environment that accommodates their digital lifestyle, adapts to their individual learning needs, and encourages collaboration and teamwork. Introducing a way to simplify and meet all these needs — iTunes U."

eSchool News online - Georgia school displays iPod ingenuity

Georgia school displays iPod ingenuity:

Though campuses across the nation have begun transforming iPods into educational tools, few schools have embraced the technology as much as Georgia College & State University, where faculty are using the devices for everything from screening movies to podcasting answers to frequently asked questions.

Georgetown University: Georgetown University Forum

Georgetown University: Georgetown University Forum:

The Georgetown University Forum is a weekly radio program highlighting the research and expertise of Georgetown University faculty. The program airs internationally via National Public Radio, Armed Forces Radio Network, Voice of America and other syndicated broadcast networks.

Download an MP3 file to use on portable players such as iPods, or just listen to it on your computer. Learn more about podcasting.


Podcast = “Audio Blog”
  • Internet Radio – early 1990s
  • Podcasting” – September 2004
  • Individuals creating own material
    • Easy & Cheap
    • Democratizing “Radio”
July 1, 2005 = Apple’s iTunes supports Podcast downloads
  • Currently
    • Podcast Alley = tracks 19,000+ Podcasts & Videocasts (May 2006)
    • Feedburner = tracks 47,000+ Podcasts & Videocasts (April 2006)
      • and 1.6 million subscribers
        • estimates audience growth at 20% a month
  • Travel Podcasts
    • Industry News & Sales
    • Personal travel experiences & opinions
    • Interviews
    • Soundscapes / Soundscenes
    • Repurposed Radio Shows
    • “Guerrilla” Podcasting
    • [Education & Lectures]
    • [Music & Comedy]
Podcasting Market “Come to Me” Web -- Instead of “Go and Get It” Web
  • Pushing text, audio & video files to computers & MP3 players (RSS)

  • Podcasting = Narrow casting Opposite of Broadcasting
    • Ultimate Niche Marketing – narrow & devoted
    • Psychographic Community
      • Traditional Radio & TV = Geography-based community
Video Podcast: Vlog - Vodcast - Videocast


“Weblog” = 1997
“Blog” = 1999

    • Websites that contain a series of articles in chronological order
      • = Niche Media
  • Identity Blogs (diaries)
  • News & Comment Blogs
  • Travel Blogs
  • Collaborative Blogs (many contributors)
  • “Moblog” = Mobile phone photo blogging
“Blogosphere” (
  • 27.2 million active blogs (Feb 2006)
    • 1.2 million posts a day - 50,000 an hour
  • 40.7 million blog sites (May 200)
Doubles every 5 months
  • 70,000 new blogs each day
    • BUT - Most are Splogs -- Spam Blogs
      • steal content from others to attract users to click on ads (Google Adsense)