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Podcasting Literature Review


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List of Sources


  • Abram, S. (2006). The proof is in the podding. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 13(3), 22-24. Retrieved June 7, 2006, from the Academic Search Premier database. moved to golden bib


Academic Search Premier database.




Corporations are using podcasts for their training efforts with employees. Data cited in the article reveal that podcast users in 2005 is now at 11.4 million, with anticipated growth to 55 million expected by 2010. Following Duke University's lead, Capital One provided over 3,000 ipods for employees and used the instruments to deliver podcasts as one facet of the instructional efforts. The article also mentioned that one company, IBM, also encourages employees to create content. The article included some general recommendations about the technology such as only using 3-5 minutes podcasts of highly technical information.



  • Balas, J.L. (2005, November/December). Blogging Is So Last Year--Now Podcasting Is Hot. Computers in Libraries, 25(10), 29-32. Retrieved June 7, 2006, from ProQuest database.


Identifies some of the most useful podcasts for librarians, such as Daily SearchCast from Search Engine Watch. PALINET, serving Mid-Atlantic libraries, employs podcasting for conversation about institutional repository software. OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) is a collaborative library training website. Other uses are creating podcasts of books in the public domain, promoting library resources, particularly for teens. Includes a webliography at the end of the article.




Most academic libraries subscribe to the Chronicle. Contact your librarian for username and password to view the article full text from the Chronicle. What makes Berkeley unusual is its willingness to post free course podcasts at http://itunes.berkeley.edu



Identifies the use of podcasts to promote sports, particularly those that may not be the sports of high interest at universities, such as, in this case, hockey.



  • Castelluccio, M. (2006). Inventing new media--The podcast. Strategic Finance, 87(9), 57-58. Retrieved June 22, 2006, from the InfoTrac OneFile database.



Very short article describing the arrival of iTunes U.



Good overview article for learning about podcasting, with particular focus on K-12 libraries. Some of the uses mentioned are promoting the library and books, student podcasting for sharing their learning, providing professional development opportunities via podcast. Includes several sidebars with valuable links about finding podcasts, and creating content.




Announces the book, Cult of iPod. Look at info about book at http://www.nostarch.com/frameset.php?startat=ipod



  • Godwin-Jones, R. (2005, September). Emerging technologies: Skype and podcasting: Disruptive technologies for language learning. Language, Learning & Technology, 9(3), 9-12. Retrieved June 28, 2006, from http://llt.msu.edu/vol9num3/emerging/default.html





  • Kadel, R. (2006, February). Coursecasting: The wave of the future?. Learning and Leading with Technology, 33(5), 48-9. Retrieved June 28, 2005, from InfoTrac OneFile database.







Article describes the use of podcasts to announce to prospective students that they have been accepted. Students not accepted for admission still receive letters via U.S. mail.




National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies of Bellevue Community College in Washington state identifies podcasting as the top prediction in community college IT education. Site includes the top 5 sites for web resources, podcast events, and podcasts on podcasting for educators.


  • Phillips, S. (2006). Among the pod people. Times Higher Education Supplement, 12C-C13. Retrieved June 21, 2006, from the MasterFILE Premier database.


  • Philpot, E. (2006). Podcasting -- Education on the go!. Community College Week, 18(16), 3-3. Retrieved June 07, 2006, from the Academic Search Premier database. moved to golden bib






Bob Sprankle is the teacher in Room 208, an elementary school program where students blog and create podcasts. Listen to the presentation at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference at http://www.bobsprankle.com/bitbybit/podcast/bitbybit120105.mp3 Students in the classroom talk about their experience of podcasting and their learning. Blog entry contains the handouts as well. Also includes links to resources for creating podcasts.



  • Swain, S. (2006). Let them tune in to the degree DJ. Times Higher Education Supplement, 58-59. Retrieved June 21, 2006, from the MasterFILE Premier database. (citation only)


  • University of California offers video podcasts on disaster preparedness. (2006). Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 22(26), 34. Retrieved June 21, 2006, from the Academic Search Premier database.



David Warlick is an educational consultant, blogger, and for the past 10 years director of the Landmark Project (http://landmark-project.com), which focuses redefining literacy in the 21st century. In this brief article, he mentions a couple of school podcast projects, one by Bob Sprankle, Room 208, and another at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City.


  • Young, J.R. (2006). New Princeton web service offers recordings of public-policy lectures. Chronicle of Higher Education, 51(49), A34. Retrieved June 21, 2006, from the Academic Search Premier database.


  • Young, J. (2005). Stanford U. makes podcasts of lectures available through Apple's iTunes. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(11), A44. Retrieved June 7, 2006 from the Academic Search Premier database.


Brief description of the effort by Stanford University to establish a free iTunes space at http://itunes.stanford.edu Also mentioned other schools such as Duke University and University of Michigan's dental school where their podcasts are located, but are not free.

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