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CIS 1103 - Introduction to Computing: Podcasts

About podcasts

A podcast is a video or audio file that is distributed automatically to a subscribed user. The term "podcast" is an abbreviation of the terms "iPod" and "broadcasting". 

Podcasts are different from other digital delivery technologies - such as YouTube - because the files download automatically. Podcasts are normally broadcasts that are delivered over the web and are broken up into parts or episodes. Some podcasts are delivered on a regular basis and others can be stand alone. Podcasts are sometimes used by news companies, schools, alternative radio stations, and religious groups to deliver materials to a wider and younger audience. 

Podcasts can be generated and enjoyed from a number of different sources and listened to directly on a computer.

(About podcasts was created at Tyndale University.  Permission to use was given by Mark Mueller.)

Podcasting tools

The following is a list of links to some of the popular podcasting tools on the internet.

(Podcasting tools was created at Tyndale University.  Permission to use was given by Mark Mueller.)