Video may dominate the media spectrum, but it's hard to surf YouTube while you are driving or jogging. Radios and other listening devices let us listen to music, news, or a talk show while our eyes concentrate on something else.
There are many applications for sound recording at a university. Language classes are one example. Anthropologists often recording oral histories for later transcription. Creating a voice recording is simpler than making a video and the product can be very effective.
An audio podcast is an edited sound recording that is published online. The term usually refers to a series of programs to which listeners can subscribe.
READ What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance? by Kevin Roose, New York
"Pulling Back the Curtain" by John Solomon, NPR - a fascinating look behind the scenes
"A Tale of Two Markets" by Erin McLaughlin, Notre Dame - a faculty member reads her narrative essay on public radio
Learn the basics of Audacity or other software that allows you to do what's required for the badge.
Learn how to record on one of these kinds of devices:
Optional readings and tutorials
Produce a 45- to 90-second recording that could be used with a class in your discipline:
In your ePortfolio, first rename the "(media badge)" page "Audio Podcast", then write a reflection of at least 250 words.
Include (at least) the following in your reflection:
Ethics/editing - a specific reference to "Pulling back the curtain"
Connections - relate your learning for this badge to your own teaching & learning, both past experience and future plans
Link - at least one other resource, article, website, etc.
Media - at least one embedded image or video (include the source).
These prompts may help: