It seemed fitting to me that I conclude this presentation on audio files and podcasts with an example of where I would like to take the use of this technology--an "enhanced podcast"-styled recording (TheFuture.mp4a, 5.5MB,10:09). To listen and view this file, you may have to download it to your computer first and then play it in either iTunes or QuickTime (also available free from Apple for both the Mac and the PC).
Here is an outline of this recording:
Making the audio files was ultimately worth it.
Students need to be encouraged to listen to the files.
Quality matters, and quality takes time and practice.
"More study is needed."
The fun factor.
My Instructor Podcasts and the Audio Files.
Audioblogger is easy but limiting.
Other "on the fly" podcasting tools emerging. (Odeo's studio tools)
Online student podcasts: the potential pros and cons.
Multimedia (including podcasts) might be better "face to face" projects.
"Screencasting." "Screencasting to Help Your Mom."
More student podcasts and other multimedia projects.