Podcasts are time-shifted. Podcasts are akin to a magazine subscription. Yet instead of receiving a magazine in the mail, you receive your podcasts from an online feed. You may subscribe to podcasts from several sources. However, for simplicity we will discuss the steps in how to subscribe to Professor Masuyama’s podcasts utilizing iTunes.
If you do not have iTunes, just download a free version from http://www.apple.com/itunes/ .
Click on "Free Download" for Mac and Windows.
Select the radio button for whether you have a Windows or Mac. Type your email address and click "Download iTunes - Free." Install iTunes on your computer.
Next, open iTunes and select “Podcast.”
Click on “Advanced” located on the MenuBar. Click “Subscribe to Podcast.”
In the pop-up window type the following URL or copy and paste the address this address, http://www.csus.edu/indiv/m/masuyama/podcast/lesson10.xml
Your subscription is completed. Now when you open iTunes Professor Mauyama’s most recent podcast will automatically download to your computer. Please listen to the podcast on your MP3 player, your PDA, or even on your computer. Contact Esther Hattingh when you have questions or any problems regarding your podcasting experience at email@example.com. Hope you enjoy this experience. scroll up
Access educational information when and where you want is a feasible reality with podcasting. Instead of sitting in one place and listen to educational content you may use portable devices to access course content. Especially in audio-intensive courses such as learning a foreign language, podcasting give you the freedom to learn when you want.
Check these websites in the event you want to know more about podcasting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia posting. You may read or listen about the history, the popularization, and adoption by traditional broadcasts, coping with growth, other links such as media RSS and palm casting, also there is external links, and other notes and references.
Educational Weblogs: Podcasting for Education . (2004, October), Retrieved August 2, 2005 from http://educational.blogs.com/instructional_technology_/2004/10/podcasting_for_.html “Imagine students being able to subscribe to an RSS feed, and have recordings of every lecture automatically stored on their hard drive or iPod or whatnot for review…. Disruptive Technology Resource for Educators using Weblogs, Blogware, Collaborative tools, RSS & Podcasting, web services and digital tools at home, school, university and community.”
Kaplan-Leiserson E., Learning Circuits, (2005, June) Retrieved August 2, 2005 from http://www.learningcircuits.org/2005/jun2005/0506_trends "You may have heard the term and wondered what it meant. Or you may already be listening to podcasts and pondering how they might be used with learners." scroll up