Podcasting Primer Happening at BookStore Tomorrow

Podcasting Primer Happening at BookStore Tomorrow

By University Communications
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Perplexed by podcasting?

Learn what they're all about, and how to produce your very own podcast, during events being held tomorrow by The University of Arizona BookStores and Apple Inc.

The UA BookStores' Computer and Technology Store and Apple will host a series of presentations about producing podcasts – audio and video pieces that have been produced in a format that can be accessed on the Internet and downloaded to portable media players, including iPods.

Podcasts can be used to supplement presentations from class lectures to employee training programs. During tomorrow's event, participants will learn how to create podcasts to suit their needs.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Apple staff members Al Teran and Glen Banks will discuss Podcast Producer, an Apple program for encoding, publishing and distributing high-quality podcasts. After their demonstration, participants will be able to make their own video podcasts using the program.

At 1 p.m., Stuart Glogoff, a senior consultant for the UA Learning Technologies Center, will discuss using iTunes U, which is an Apple service that hosts audio and video content and makes it available to students, faculty, staff and the general public through the iTunes Music Store.

The day also will include presentations by members of the UA community who already are involved in podcasting. Jeff Harrison from the Office of University Communications will discuss "PodCats," a weekly podcast about the UA that is available at UANews.org, and there will be a presentation about podcasting for the Phoenix Mars Mission.

For more information, contact Christina Montano at 621-8874.

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