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  • What is podcasting?
  • how can you use podcasting?
  • short form audio shows
  • Interviewing
  • Recording with mp3 players and cameras
  • Audio basics - audacity
  • syndication through the web
  • rss and xml
  • blog technique - blogger
  • wiki technique - pbwiki
  • Tie your podcast to a blog
  • publicize your feed - feedburner
  • Keeping the project going


The one day workshop will go something like this:

We get together in the morning, discuss some of what we have heard of podcasts, how we listen to them, how we get information through sound like radio and mp3/ipods, differerences between radio and web based media.


Discuss some of the needs of the group and communities they are working in.


Intro hand held recorders, how many people have one already, how to use an mp3 player or camera to record sound. Each person makes a short interview style recording of another person in the group. Keep the recording conversationa, informative and short. 2-5 minutes is plenty to work with.


Pull the audio off the device. Here they will want to have some kind of way to connect the device to the computer, card reader or usb cable.

we will then open the recording in a variety of ways. For editing audio, we will use Audacity. Basic editing should be pretty basic, clean up the start and finish and change the metatags of the file, save it as mp3.


Post the audio online, at this time I am looking for a good host, if your organization has webspace that we can use, that would be ideal, otherwise, there are some free or cheap services that will work. I have even used angelfire.com as a host, but the file storage is very limited. Once the audio is online, you can make a link to the file and play it through the web browser.


To get the audio to syndicate, we will need to create some code. One way is to make an rss file using the xml language in Notepad or Simpletext. There are automated methods to do this as well. At this time I am more versed in doing the process with the code. Participants will be able to hand write a simple rss feed document during the workshop.


Text to back the podcast up can come in a few forms. A blog will have an entry for every event or recording. Not all entries need to have audio or video attached to them, but that is an acceptable technique. With a blog, there can be several contributors adding their sound files and making entries, then there is just one feed to keep track of. There would be more voices, and it could get more action and attention than one person working solo. Participants will be able to set up a blog during the workshop for future use.


Another way to add text and information is to use wiki. PBwiki is a free service that will allow users to make pages, add information, store files and collaborate. The code and interface is incredibly easy to learn. Participants will be able to set up their own wiki during the workshop for future use.


Using flickr participants can post pictures online relatively easily. The free account has many useful features, but is limited in how many will be visible. The upgraded account is $25 and allows the user to store a pretty much unlimited amount of pictures. Partipants will be able to set up a flickr account during the workshop for future use.


It is possible that we could create small fm transmitters using the techniques found on broadcastyourpodcast.com . Each village could have its own small radio station. This may not be advisable based on local regulations, or it could be an excellent way for the people of the communicate to each other.


Mostly I will start with a framework and work with what the people in the workshop are looking for. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I can model how they can find out the info they need.


We will need a computer lab connected to the internet. A reasonably fast connection will help. Ideally, we have at least one computer for each person, but two to a computer can work as well. Windows as an operating system would be good, Linux or mac could work, but I haven't done this process on either of those operating systems. I will bring some Ubuntu linux cd's and show you how to load it.


/ 6-23-07

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