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Podcasting using Mediasite

Have 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.

Podcasts can be found for almost anything. Radio shows, do it yourself projects, special interest groups, religious sermons, comedy sketches, cartoons, and just about anything else can be found including of course Educational podcasts.

Once a podcast is found, it can be subscribed to like a magazine or newspaper and then downloaded. Once it is downloaded, it can be stored on a player to be listened to, including services like Spotify, or iTunes, or PocketCasts.

Podcasting has become so popular that many people who write for magazines or report news on television have also been putting out their own podcasts.

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. 

­Podcasting is a free service that allows Internet users to pull audio files, using the Mediasite Service you can host your own podcast, and the Mediasite team will handle setting your service up, and making it available on iTunes and Spotify and others.

 

For more information visit the podcasting section.

Ideas and applications

How you use the Mediasite platform is entirely up to you, there is no correct or incorrect application and you are limited only by your creativity. Below are some example applications in use today, click through for more detail on them.

If you have something you would like to try,  a problem to solve or would just like to get involved please get in touch.

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Desktop / Personal Capture

Ultimate flexibility

Create great content using nothing more than your own PC. Available on or off campus, perfect to support both local and distant learning courses.

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Lecture Capture

The possibilities are endless

Capturing lectures can pave the way for more dynamic interactive classes. Students can review and make notes later allows for more interaction during lessons.

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Feedback

Rich, engaging and timesaving

'Digital' feedback is a great way to deliver engaging and meaningful information right to the students desk, be it summative or formative.

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Assignment setting

Fresh, dynamic and detailed

Say much more than you will ever type, a new approach to task setting. Include links to websites and papers, help and advice etc. Its an assignment in a box.

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