podcasting update

42-16569052TASC and UK IT joined forces to offer iTunes U workshops for the first time last week. We’re excited about moving forward with more of those, and while we may have at least one during the summer, we’re targeting October as a time to try to reach a large number of faculty who are interested in podcasting and using iTunes U.

In the meantime, I’ve updated the podcasting module in Blue 2.0 because I have discovered a handy new tool: Mixcraft. Think of it as a kind of a GarageBand for Windows. I’ve been trying it out in my office, and I’m pretty happy with the results. It goes beyond the plain vanilla recording of Audacity (which, by the way, I’m still a big fan of) into the ability to mix pre-loaded sounds and music as well as visuals for enhanced podcasts. You can download a free version to use for 30 days, download a paid version for $64.95 (or buy the boxed version for $75.95 – but there’s no difference in the product except for having the box and CD to keep), or purchase on the educational discount starting at 5 for $29 apiece. If you’re a Microsoft Windows user who has been looking for this kind of functionality from audio software, you might take a look.


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