IMPORTANCE PODCAST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Use of ICT plays an important role in k12, higher education. Podcast is ICT use in higher education. The podcast is a digital audio file can be downloaded to a laptop, desktop, and mobile device, podcasts are available as a series, received by subscribers automatically. Portable media players have built-in support for podcasts presently. The “podcast” means for any audio or video broadcast that people can subscribe to over the Web.
Podcast are delivered to subscriber automatically on connection to the internet. it need some free software known as aggregators such as iTunes. if you are single click subscribe to the podcast of your choice. when podcast creator adds a new podcast, an RSS (rich site summary) feed ensure it to made available to the aggregator
The podcast can be created by any microphone and any audio recording software as per your need and choice. video podcast can be created by your computer webcam. You must use a quality vocal microphone for achieving acceptable audio quality for an audio podcast. similarly, you need to use high-quality digital cam recorder for acceptable quality of video podcast. once you achieved a high quality of podcast recording next step distribution. distribution can be achieved by starting a website and allowing visitors to download the podcast directly from the website. can use third party website for uploading your files for subscriber use. posting new podcast episode need updates of the website regularly. sign up with another party to syndicate podcast for free to the subscriber.
Podcasting can be highly recommended in k12 and higher education for uploading course lecturer pre-class listening material and extended course material. This will help such students more who were absent in course lecture. Presently podcast is used to record class lectures for review. However, in some institute course lectures have been completely replaced by the use of podcast
Recording methods for podcast depends on specific situations. somewhere. podcasts are created on a desktop and then uploaded to a server for further distribution. many free audio recording applications is used along with standard
Recording capabilities for desktop and laptop. Podcasts are created in a mobile environment, methods used is a portable mp3 player. This is inbuilt recording application, and a microphone attached to the lecturer shirt/blouse. Lectures are uploaded by podcast creator to central distribution server .application such as iTunes allows students, public to subscribe and access these lectures. Established distance learning institutions, has made use of podcast to extend support to distance learner more than 300 distance learner were provided with courses of recorded course lectures. these podcast is used in different universities of different countries. Great enhanced achieved in language learning to bring a cultural richness and content to studies
Feedback is a specific tool to evaluate the performance of our delivered lectures. podcast can be used to provide feedback to students. a secure podcast is created for each student. podcast split into two parts (a) generic feedback and (b)student’s specific feedback. Podcast is also used for tutor evaluation feedback, peer evaluation. podcast is very useful for student’s guidelines and studies. these podcast are useful such students, who were absent in course lectures.
The podcast can be used for repeating the course. Students can study the desired lectures podcast for their studies. it will help more to the lecturer for the preparation of their class. Podcast are useful in k12 and higher education. We should utilize these technology for incoming student’s generation
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