This audio-only podcast is designed to compliment the PDF podcast on the same topic. Before listening to this podcast, I would recommend that you download and read the PDF podcast in yesterday's post (June 22, 2008): Using PDFs as Podcasts: The PDF Version. After you have read that PDF podcast, then listen to this podcast, which goes into a little more detail.
A third podcast, a screencast actually, is in the production pipeline now that will provide a demonstration of the actual publishing process using Feeder, the program I use to write my RSS feed file. I talk about Feeder in this audio podcast and in the PDF podcast published on June 22, 2008.
- publishing a PDF as a podcast
- writing an RSS feed in general
- using Feeder to write your RSS feed
The podcast uses this outline (approximate location in the time lilne in minutes.seconds in parenthesis):
- Welcome (0.0)
- Introduction (0.29)
- Why Publish PDFs As Podcasts (1.46)
- Podcasting--a General Concept Overview (3.58)
- PDFs in the Podcast Feed (5.24)
- Advantages of PDF Podcasts in Education (6.40)
- Creating a PDF (8.29)
- The Podcast Distribution Process in General (10.24)
- The RSS Feed File (11.33)
- Feeder (13.05)
- What's Required to Write the RSS Feed (15.49)
- Organization: It Matters! (16.57)
- Publishing (20.37)
- Exit (22.28)
I had to teach myself all of this when it was new and people had to use terminal scripts to create podcasts. Today, it's so much easier but still requires a foundational knowledge base. Hopefully, this series of podcasts will assist you in building your basic understanding of this powerful publication process so you can use it with your students next year.
To listen to this audio podcast, Using PDFs as Podcasts: The Audio Version, simply click the image above.