Friday, January 11, 2008

Try Podcasting!

I'm all fired up after creating my first podcast on a session from the High School English seminar at Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore. It's now up on iTunes too!

It was such a thrill to create one; and with teachers asking me about what podcasts are, their relevance in an educational context, and how they could go about creating their own, I've been thinking about sharing some basics on Podcasts and Podcasting - what it is, and how teachers can get started with this fairly simple technology for sharing audio artifacts - interviews, personal reflections, seminar sessions - with students and the world at large. The great thing is that one can do this with minimal technology investment (an audio recorder is probably all you will need to spend on if you do not have one already. Most laptops come with a built-in microphone).

Fortunately for me, just as I sat down to write this article, I stumbled upon this fabulous site that contains all the information one needs to get started - from a simple, easy-to-read-and-comprehend article on what podcasting is, to a step-by-step guide, and several other relevant links thrown in for good measure, such as those on "Podcasting in Education", and "Podcast for Teachers".

If you do take the time to go through the articles and links on the site, and give podcasting a try, please do share your thoughts and experiences.

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