Welcome to "Broadcast Composition," a case study discussion of my evolving use of audio files, podcasts, and screencasts for an advanced writing course here at Eastern Michigan University. Click here to listen to my audio file introduction to this site (intro.mp3, .8 MB, 1:29). Here's what's here:
Defining Terms: What's the difference between an audio file and a podcast? And why does this matter?
The situation: A description of the course "Writing, Style, and Technology," and the challenges of teaching the course online.
Recording and uploading audio: How to do it and some examples from my course.
Results: A discussion of a small survey I conducted with past students about the role of audio files in "Writing, Style, and Technology."
Podcasting"on the cheap" and beyond: How to set up a podcast with an RSS feed, how I have published podcasts for "Writing, Style, and Technology," and an introduction to more advanced options.
What I've learned and where I'm going: Lessons for the future.