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Podcasting

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online course is an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to record and publish podcasts to the Web. This course covers using Audacity to record and edit podcasts, and how to create an online account with Podomatic to publish podcasts to the Web. Russell Stannard, an award-winning lecturer from the University of Warick, describes the use of these podcasting tools in a non-technical and step-by-step manner. The course is ideal for those who've always wanted to record and publish podcasts to the Web but lack the skills or knowledge to do it.

  • Upon completion of this course you will gain an understanding of podcasts for creating a project. You will know all the benefits of using Audacity. You will be able to use exciting features such as the zooming, solo and echo tools. This course will help you to easily edit and fade audio files. You will know how to embed a podcast in a web page, upload files and much more.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Podcasting
  • Free

  • 3-4 Hours

  • Russell Stannard

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
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  • Module
    1
    Audacity for Recording Podcasts
    • Audacity for Recording PodcastsThis free online course is an introduction to Audacity. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to edit audio files, and use features such as the zoom tool, echo tool, solo tool, fade audio in and out, and create an audio file for podcasting.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction to Audacity
    • Downloading Audacity
    • Getting the LAME mp3 encoder
    • Linking Audacity to the LAME mp3 encoder
    • Your first recording
    • Creating a project
    • Zooming tool
    • Using the solo tool
    • Using the echo tool
    • Scrolling along an audio file
    • Editing an audio file
    • Changing the volume
    • Fading audio in and out
    • Creating an audio file - Part 1
    • Creating an audio file - Part 2
    • Creating an audio file - Part 3
    • Creating an audio file - Part 4
  • Module
    2
    Podomatic - Publish Your Podcasts to the Web
    • Podomatic - Publish Your Podcasts to the WebThis free online course is an introduction to Podmatic. You will learn in a step-by-step manner how to create an account with Podomatic, how to record a podcast directly to Podmatic, and how to upload audio files created in software such as Audacity.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Podomatic
    • Making a recording
    • Adding information
    • Finding your podcast
    • Playing back
    • Embed a podcast in a Web page
    • Uploading files
  • Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Podcasting Assessment
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