Lawrence Laganelli of the Inside Medical Assisting Podcast interviewed me about elearning, especially as it applies in healthcare. Although we focused on examples related to training medical assistants, much of our conversation applies to other organizations as well. Note that this is geared to people outside the field of elearning, including subject matter experts and instructors.
What media I prefer for online learning
Key elements that make elearning effective
Methods to maintain student interest
Example of how to teach interpersonal communication
Presenting yourself and managing virtual classrooms
Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania
This presentation will be an overview of the different methods in the planning, producing, publishing and promoting of hybrid podcasts with instructions on the building of a 508 compliant podcast. This workshop will provide participants with new concepts and augment their skills to current guidelines on the accessibility of emerging technologies. Method of delivery will be a hybrid podcast via the web with interaction either via email or a forum.
Market research on US podcast audience
18.5 million (2007)
28.0 million (2008)
65 million (2012 projected)
Focus on enhanced podcasts, including visuals/slides/etc.
Can be mp3
RSS feed–podcasts are syndicated
Plan – Produce – Publish – Promote
Good to have two people–more interesting than listening to just one person at a time. Two people don’t have to be in the same physical location.
Topic: Something you care about
Format: solo/co-host, length, posting
Location: setup, hardware, software
software: GarageBand, iTunes, Camtasia, ProTools LE, Office 2008. I’ve never heard of doing podcasts in Camtasia–he says he uses ie when he wants chapters
open source software options: Audacity
microphone–dynamic or condenser
Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot
Learning In Hand has a free booklet with step-by-step directions for getting started with podcasting–good for K-12 or higher ed.
He has a small recording studio at home
He has a mic designed for podcasting–$200
Digital reference monitors–speakers for playback
Pop filters–you can buy it at any audio supply or use an old screen door and bend it around your mic
He has a mixer to edit multiple people
ProTools has a portable USB mixer
He also has a keyboard (the piano kind) for music too
At the other end of the spectrum, you can use a headset mic and Audacity.
lets you get rid of your mistakes
free mp3 encoder
free special effects can be downloaded
Audacity has its own tutorials, including video
Save as Pictures
Save as Movie
Save in different formats
Save to CD, swf, avi, mp3, Quicktime
30 day free trial
He records in Audacity, then puts the pieces together in Camtasia
multitrack audio for Mac
lots of music, instruments, etc available
Include ID3 tags to make it easier for people to find