Podcasting for Learning and Information Sharing

A podcast refers to a type of digital media that allows for automatic downloading of audio or video files over the Internet. This auto downloading capability, which is enabled through user subscription to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed from the source site, distinguishes a podcast from a regular downloadable audio or video file on the Web. Podcasts are typically produced on a focused topic with consistent updates of new content or episodes. After user subscription, podcast content from the source site is directly delivered to the user’s computer or mobile devices without him or her checking back to the site to seek updates. Podcasts include audio podcasts and video podcasts, the latter of which are also called videocasts or vodcasts and refer to podcasts ...

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