Public Workshops & Presentations by Jason Everett - Educational Service Unit 10
A podcast is grounded from a technology used by bloggers. Blogging is,
in a very simple sense, a chronological journal. This journal uses a
protocol called RSS or Real Simple Syndication so that it is easy to
read on a regular basis. At some point, RSS version 2 came about and it
had the ability to attach files. This was a huge boon to what could be
distributed and there was a rush of this type of communication. The
biggest push has been to attach MP3s, or simply audio files. Most of
the podcasts would be what I would call any time, any where radio
stations that are on the Internet. The difference is that you don't
need a real radio station to be a producer, you only need your computer
to have your own "radio station".
Enter your own podcasts for submission.
With the technology we have available at our finger tips today, being a producer of podcasts is as easy as opening your laptop. Okay, I may be exaggerating a bit but not much! The most important part of the podcast is the design and scripting of show or episode. There is much more prep time than there is computer time. These are some things to consider before you get started.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndicationfeeds, for playback on portable media players and personal computers. A podcast is a specific type of webcast which, like 'radio', can mean either the content itself or the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also termed podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. The term "podcast" is a portmanteau of the name of Apple's portable music player, the iPod, and broadcast; a pod refers to a container of some sort and the idea of broadcasting to a container or pod describes the process of podcasting. More about the name itself can be found in the history of podcasting article.
Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital media formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically, using software capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom.
Copyright © 2007
Jason Everett - Educational Servcice Unit 10