What is it and how do I do it?
What is podcast?
A podcast is a type of informational broadcast that is saved as an audio or video file (generally in mp3 format) which can be uploaded to a server, and delivered to listeners at their convenience. They are easy to produce and listen to, which has made them popular.
In simple terms, making a podcast consists of performing the following steps:
- Making a video or audio recording
- Editing the recording
- Encoding the podcast in an appropriate format
- Publishing the podcast to a podcast hosting service, in this case, to your course page at Boise State on iTunes U
More information about podcasting:
Podcasting (iTunes U)
What is iTunes U?
Part of Apple's iTunes store, iTunes U is a vast learning resource offering free educational content (lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more) that users can download straight to their computer, iPad, iPod and iPhone.
iTunes U on your iPad, iPod and iPhone
Open University content can also be downloaded straight to your iPad, iPod and iPhone via the iTunes Store. Details are available from Apple's website: