March 18, 2012 2 Comments
After some initial stumblings in trying to find a location to upload my very brief podcast, I’ve managed to upload to the online Podbean.com service. I’m testing to see whether I can sneakily post to this WordPress site:
Just some things I learned in the process:
- It is better to script in advance rather than ad lib as I have done here
- I should have edited out mistakes, but really wanted just to see how quickly I could put this together. I estimate it took roughly 25 mins in total for recording and editing in GarageBand.
- It would be worth paying for an upgrade to WordPress to be able to embed the audio file directly, if I was to consider making additional podcasts.
- The above player code from Podbean isn’t displaying correctly on a web browser, and doesn’t work on a mobile device.
- I would consider using Audacity for a second pass to easily edit out stuttering, etc. using the Silence tool. This is far to difficult to quickly do using Garage Band.
- I think playing in a streaming version is far superior a user experience for this type of podcast, to downloading when viewing on a standard computer (i.e. not a mobile device).
- To make really professional sounding podcasts, hire someone with a good speaking voice. I wouldn’t get the job!
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Beyond Distance Research Alliance (2006) Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation (IMPALA) [Online] http://www.impala.ac.uk/ (Accessed 15 March 2012)