This course is a technical walk-through of how to set up your own podcast in one day for a minimal cost. There is the need for hosting your podcast somewhere (naturally) and can cost as low as $5/month (but for unlimited podcasting only costs $15/month). By the way, I explain how/why this is an unavoidable cost (and why you shouldn't try to avoid it). Every brand or business can benefit from the massive exposure potential of a podcast, and in this course I explain to you how to get over the technical challenges of setting up your own podcast to help you get up and running. Go ahead and get this course, and get your podcast set up quickly and without any glitches or confusion. And begin getting more exposure for your business the very same day you enroll in this course.--------------------About the Topic--------------------What is Podcasting?A podcast is a media file (such as audio or video files) that is downloadable from the Internet. These can then be played back on a computer or be copied to and played by portable audio/video player (e. g. iPod). Video podcasts are also known as vodcasts. A key feature that distinguishes a podcast from other media files that can be downloaded or streamed is the ability for end users to download the podcast automatically using software that reads RSS or Atom feeds. The term podcast is both a noun and a verb. As a noun it refers to the file that is downloaded or streamed; as a verb it refers to the process or method of delivering the file. Why use Podcasting?By subscribing to podcast (using an RSS or Atom feed), users do not have to seek out files that are of interest to them. Instead they are received automatically using an aggregator. Users can then listen/watch previously recorded media files at their convenience. Commonly used in teaching: instructors podcast lectures so that students can listen to/view these as a review, if they missed class, or in distance delivery of a course, as the means by which they obtain information that is podcast. Also guest speakers who cannot come to face-to-face class can be interviewed (in person or via telephone or VOIP service) and the interview shared as podcast. Personal and professional use: users can subscribe to podcasts on a wide range of topics (such as through iTunes podcasting library). Increasingly articles from professional journals are available as podcasts (e. g. Educause, Phi Delta Kappa's e-Kappan). News organizations provide podcasts of news stories, and TV stations are beginning to podcast TV shows (for purchase by viewers). Students can create podcasts to demonstrate understanding or for final project (especially valuable in foreign language classes). How Podcasting WorksHave you ever dreamed of having your own radio show? Are you a recording artist hoping to have your songs heard by the masses? Decades ago, you would have needed a lot of connections - or a fortune - to get heard. But now, thanks to the Internet and its instantaneous connection to millions of people, your dreams can become reality. Just as blogging has enabled almost anyone with a computer to become a bona fide reporter, podcasting allows virtually anyone with a computer to become a radio disc jockey, talk show host or recording artist. Although podcasting first found popularity within the techie set, it has since caught on with the general public. Log on to one of several podcast sites on the Web, and you can download content ranging from music to philosophy to sports. Podcasting combines the freedom of blogging with digital audio technology to create an almost endless supply of content. Some say this new technology is democratizing the once corporate-run world of radio. Podcasting is a free service that allows Internet users to pull audio files (typically MP3s) from a podcasting Web site to listen to on their computers or personal digital audio players. The term comes from a combination of the words iPod (a personal digital audio player made by Apple) and broadcasting. Even though the term is derived from the iPod, you don't need an iPod to listen to a podcast. You can use virtually any portable media player or your computer. Unlike Internet radio, users don't have to 'tune in' to a particular broadcast. Instead, they download the podcast on demand or subscribe via an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed, which automatically downloads the podcast to their computers. The technology is similar to that used by TiVo, a personal video recorder that lets users set which programs they'd like to record and then automatically records those programs for later viewing. Advantages of Podcasting?The automatic subscription feature of podcasts is a key advantage in ensuring that subscribers receive the latest files without having to go to each site that hosts media files check to see if there have been updates. This is especially helpful when users wish to keep up with multiple sources. e. g. (1) students do not have to check each of their course websites to see if there are any new podcast files; instead, using an aggregator, all podcasts from all classes will automatically be delivered to their computers. (2) users can keep up to date with latest podcasts from news and professional organizations. Flexible learning opportunities: can listen/watch any time. Do not have to use computer for playback -> can review audio files while driving, walking, biking etc. Valuable to students to review classes. This is especially an advantage for students who may have had difficulty understanding what was said during the live class (e. g. speakers of other languages, students with disabilities). If transcripts of the podcasts are also made available, students can read along and listen at the same time (note: accessibility issue: transcripts must be provided to students with special needs who are unable to listen to the audio files). Students learn through more than one modality (listen to audio files/watch video on content as well as read course materials)Audio files can easily & inexpensively be created & uploaded to course website/blog/wiki. Greatly increases access to classes, lectures, talks (educational, professional and personal) by making these available for download to people who could not attend the session in person (this is especially an advantage to college students who miss lectures). For more details, let's meet inside!