PoducateMe: Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education
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and financial resources you have at your disposal. The first thing you need to do is find a
server to host, or store your episodes to make them accessible over the Internet.
Typically, this server will also host the Web page (usually a blog) that forms the gateway,
or front door, to your podcast. However, it is also common to host your audio files on one
server while delivering your gateway page from another.
One hosting option worth considering is Apples iTunes U. Through this service, Apple
provides free hosting as well as a front door to your podcast through their iTunes Store.
Read on to learn more.
Apple has made it very easy for educators to store, manage and share podcasts via its
free iTunes U podcast distribution service. Through this program, Apple provides
qualifying schools and universities the tools and support necessary to provide students
quick access to audio and video content thorough their popular iTunes Store. Apple will
even provide unlimited storage space and downloads for your episodes, as well as the
ability to restrict content access to selected groups and individuals. As youll soon learn,
storage space and other server resources can get fairly expensive.
As a participant in Apples iTunes U program, UC Berkeley is able to make its course recordings
and other content available for download via the iTunes, Store.
While iTunes U does offer educators a quick, easy and cost-efficient way to distribute
files, there are those who grouse about the fact that recordings delivered through iTunes