Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Using Podcasts for Learning

Podcasting (linked to Wikipedia)

Teachers, students and parents looking for resources or experts in a field of study should definitely look to podcasting as an option. Podcasts can be audio or video, and are easily listened to or viewed. Thanks to Flash technology, podcasting is booming. This once underground, grassroots media is now being used by big media companies like: NPR, CBS, Fox, and so on. As with all Internet information, I feel it is vitally important to let those with information have a voice, not just huge media corporations.

It is vitally important to have multiple points of view and be given information for more than advertising reasons.

This is a bit of a rant on media corporations, but check out the following podcast sights (just search a favorite category):

As you can see, Yahoo and Google are jumping into the podcast game. Podcasts are getting so big that search engines are being developed so people can find specific information in podcasts. Check out these sites and let me know if you have questions.

Hopefully, these sights will help you research your passions and interests. If not, develop your own podcast.

Until next time,

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