Nope! But that's no excuse. It is time to get up to speed on what makes a good podcast, how they might benefit my work, and just jump right in.
First step = internet research on how to create a podcast. While I found some good how to's for the technology side of things, I realized what is really holding me back is the "ahhh, what do I do to create the content?". So a bit more research helped me find a great site that features "Bitesize PD for Schools" on the Fractus Learning page. One of their "Bitesize" learning units is geared towards podcasting.
This site gave 5 easy steps to follow:
1. Choose a platform
I've decided on Audacity as it was suggested in the course assignment and most of searching on podcasting suggested it as well).
2. Choose a Subject
For my first podcast, which is a class assignment, I will be focusing on reviewing some of the innovative trends of technology in education as identified by a report by the Open university. They are things they feel that are going to have a large impact as we move forward.
3. Choose a Title
This step, sounds surprising, but the site talks about how using a catchy title is the only way to grab the listeners' attention
4. Choose a Format
While I know the length for my first assignment, this is definitely the key step in determining the what is going in the podcast. However keeping it simple for me is the key: Introduction, Content, and Summary. If I can share why the information is worth sharing and use this format, I should be ok
5. Spread the Word
Well... perhaps I will just start by sharing it here and then do a second that I can share with my colleagues to see how my "podcast voice" sounds. However the concept obviously makes sense that what's the point in creating this tool if you haven't created an audience