InfoSource - ITC20402 Job # 5127

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Job # 5127 InfoSource - ITC20402

Posted Date
Oct 12, 2007 @ 15:03
Respond By
Oct 19, 2007
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English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

This is for a library of “Introducing Technology In The Classroom” lessons aimed at teachers so they can better include technologies (Smartboards, Blogging, Internet Video, etc.) into their classroom lessons. We’re currently scheduled to produce 127 lessons for this library.

We prefer to hire out per 'batch' of 10 scripts, similar to the script included.

Please quote per batch of ten scripts.


- WAV files for each audio “page” in the following format: ~350kbps, 22 kHz, 16 bit, mono
- MP3s files for each audio “page” in the following format: 24kbps, 22 kHz, mono
- The individual wav and mp3 files should be named page[PAGE#].wav or page[PAGE#].mp3 (Like so: page002.mp3, page003.mp3, etc.)

Audition Script

Many technologies have their own language and terminology, and podcasting is no exception. As you delve into the world of podcasting, you may come across some words and phrases that are unfamiliar to you.

The term |podcast| was coined from the words “broadcast” and “iPod.” The iPod was one of the first digital audio players used for podcasting, and still is one of the most popular. Podcasting is the preparation and distribution of those digital audio files for downloading.

When you download podcasts, you will often need to make use of an aggregator. An aggregator is a program used to collect and read |RSS| or |Atom| feeds. For example, if you were to subscribe to a daily national news podcast, your aggregator would continually check the RSS feeds for updates to download. This saves you the trouble of having to look for podcast updates, which can save you a lot of time.

You don't always have to download a podcast. In some instances, if you want to hear a podcast without saving it, you can listen to it directly from a Web site as |streaming| audio. However, in order to do this, you will need to be sure that your Internet connection has the enough |bandwith|.

If you choose to save a podcast, you will probably download it to either your computer or a digital audio player. There are many types of digital audio players, and most are compact and portable. A commonly used digital audio player is the iPod, which is made by Apple Computers. The list on the right shows some other commonly used digital audio players.

So far we have discussed some basic terms associated with podcasts. Do you remember them? Answer this question, and then check to see if you're correct. Click Next to continue when you're done.

Most podcasts are stored digitally in a file format called an MP3. This format allows large files such as sound, music, and other audio to be compressed to one-twelfth of their original size, while preserving the original sound quality. These can be played back on an MP3 player, which is a digital audio player that reads MP3 file formats, such as an iPod or |Walkman|.

When podcasts first became available, they were limited to audio files. However, now podcasts can include picture and video files as well, and these are sometimes called vodcasts. A vodcast can be viewed on a digital media player, which is just like a digital audio player except that it can play multiple types of media -- meaning it isn't limited to audio files. Many newer models of iPods, Walkmans, and mobile phones are digital media players.

Although podcasts are a resourceful way to collect and share information and digital files, if you want to effectively use podcasts, you should be familiar with the terminology associated with them. While we've covered many of the common terms in this lesson, there are several Web sites available that contain explanations of other terms you may come across while podcasting.

Here are some real-life examples of how the concepts discussed in this lesson could be used in a classroom, either as a teaching tool or an administrative aid.

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