Rich's Musings

This blog is a collection of thoughts about teaching journalism and how I teach journalism at Cerritos College.

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Rich Cameron has been the chair of the Journalism program at Cerritos College since 1997. He teaches a variety of journalism classes and advises the school newspaper, the Talon Marks. Prior to 1997 he taught at West Valley College in northern California for more than 16 years. He has also taught at Reedley and Merced community colleges.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Podcasting lectures: Pt 3

Well, my first lecture is on my web site. I found that I had to get the RIGHT Bluetooth adapter for my computer, one that would support a headset input (D-Link DBT-120 for about $30) and then my Bluetooth headset for my cell phone would work. But I'm not sure it kicked in as the default input for the lecture. As I stepped away from the computer the quality went down. I'll double check next time.

Some tech stuff: I used Audacity, a free download, as the software to record. I went to preferences and set it to allow export in Apple's AIFF format (16-bit worked, 32-bit did not) and then imported it into my iTunes library and converted it to MP3. Audacity has an export-to-MP3 option, but it requires additional software and I couldn't figure out how to get it/install it. So, I've got a couple of extra steps to go.

I had told students last class period I was recording and to watch the web site and several e-mailed later with disappointment that the lecture was not there.

Next step will be to create the RSS feed with Podcast Maker and get listed on Apple's Music Store. BTW, I also added art and comments and other stuff to the file while I had it in iTunes.


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