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Session: How We Created Our Education and Technology Podcast Series

Richard Smith, University of Houston–Clear Lake
Education and Technology Today
The the idea behind podcasting is not new, it’s basically a radio program and radio has been around for a while.

Podcast possibilities:

  • Improves student speaking and writing skills
  • Provides a world-wide audience for their work

Podcast formats

  • Single host discussion
  • Discussion between the hosts
  • Guest interview
  • Guest servers as a third host/discussant

Tips for a good podcast

  • Get to the point quickly, no lengthy introductions
  • Add appropriate music and sound effects

They’re using Audacity to mix their audio and Royalty Free Music for their music and effects.

I’m interested in getting some local teachers interested in podcasting.  After the session, I talked to Jim Wenzloff and got the idea from him to focus on a specific type of podcast.  He’s hoping to get a similar project off the ground in his area with podcasting book talks.  I think that’s something teachers could easily grasp and be ready to implement right away.  Thanks, Jim!


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