Academic Aesthetic 159: Podcasting Tips and Tricks

I promised to have this uploaded before I crashed for the night – looks like I got to keep my promise.

This is the audio from my presentation at this year’s MICCA conference. Forgive me if I keep things brief as I’m quite wiped by the experience of these past two days.

  • A pdf version of my PowerPoint, including a special bonus slide at the end, is available here.
  • Yes, I really do mention David Warlick that often. It’s only because he does so much to help educators.
  • As I explain in the intro, I was able to use Audacity to remove the background noise but not the slight echo. It annoyed me at first but I got used to it … I think.
  • I may be wrong about the new version of Audacity having LAME built in, but like I say in the podcast I do prefer iTunes for encoding my mp3 files.
  • I also over planned, and had very little time to do practical demonstrations. Perhaps next time I’ll focus on one tool? We’ll see.
  • I’ve said this a lot, but the wiki is still here. Edits are still encouraged.
  • I’m tired. Goodnight.

Podcasting and more with Will Richardson

My presentation went very well – perhaps too well, since I kept answering questions and helping people out until the session after mine was over – along with half of lunch. As I said before, that’s not exactly a complaint. I’m happy to help.

I was a few minutes late coming to Will Richardson‘s last session of the day, which I’ve (sort of) seen before. I say “sort of” because like any good presenter he revises his presentations to keep them current. Last year, Ustream.tv didn’t exist – or at least most people hadn’t heard of it. His wiki handout, the same address as last year, has likewise been updated.

Heh, he’s showcasing the Cog Dog himself.

Now discussing screencasts. There are a few free ways to do that, including Jing. Jing is very easy to use, but saves everything in a format that I’ve yet to figure out how to edit. People have suggested using Zamzar.com, but not even tat wonder of file conversion can help me.

Went to his Ustream chat room to ask for links to resources. Very cool.

(Went up t osay “hi” afterwards, and once again Mr. Richardson recognized me. My ego knows no bounds.)