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Research : 'new practices' in '05
Delia Bradshaw was involved in overseeing three voice-related projects in 2005. You can find out more about these projects at
Different Voices, Different Spaces
, and many links from
her VALBEC presentation in May '06
. One of the projects,
"Beyond Text" has many case studies
built in to the website.
Free Podcast Services
One way to get audio online is to use one of the new 'podcast' services, such as
. These services allow you to accept comments, and publish RSS feeds or players also, so you can republish on your own site. (For example you can embed an audio player, and listen to the '06 community leaders talk about their projects here:
is allied with
, the apple music community. They allow you to choose 'pod-safe' music to publish on your broadcast.
allows you to upload and store music on their server (disadvantage is a three second 'ad' when you publish back to your own site - you can get around this by storing the audio files on your own server, and using odeo to 'link' and publish the audio). You can find an
example of audio here, from the Community Engagement projects ( snurl.com/alaodeo/
You can see examples of
in action here:
(expert on voice in flexible learning), or the
test site for Creative Community Engagement
Sean Fitzgerald has a terrific intro to podcasting (
Link to session here
). With Stephan Ridgeway, he's also been involved in "Casting the Net", and in late '05, they
broadcast much of the "Cool Connections" conference
Other ways to embed Audio in your own Web
There are other kinds of audio players, including "
" which allows you to embed audio communication into a web page.
John Tucker produced some audio files for his presentation on 'models of e-learning'. First up, John recorded his voice onto the computer. There are a few ways to do this, John chose to use free (open source) software called
John recorded his voice-overs, and exported them as mp3, with a specific 'bit-rate' (32kbps) and 'sample rate' (22mHz). This was to keep the file size low, and to be compatible with the web audio player.
There are many web audio players at the moment;
" (great software for producing interactive web sites) -
more details here
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"