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Why Podcast ?

Posted in IMD Fundamentals with tags , on November 30, 2008 by sagustine

Million of internet users around the globe are finding a new, fun, interesting, entertaining, englightening, and informative content too attract visitor in their sites. 

Because of first impression count and people only remember about 10% of what they hear, but they remember 50 – 70% of what they hear. With an audio file, you can be sure that more of your visitors will remember the message presented in the site. Once your visitors hear your voice, they know that there is a real human being behind the website. This goes a long way towards establishing trust and credibility.

According to the Information week, the number of podcast users in the United States alone is expected to increase around 60 million by 2010. The largest number of podcast are driven by a private users which mostly use for music download. This tool definitely valuable.

My daugther assigned a poem for the holiday play, and her teacher record the poem in audio files, than encourage the parent use the childred listen the ipod while memorize the poem. Of course, my daughter exciting because this is the first time that she will be able using the ipod for school purpose. Education week reported that educator are starting to see how podcasting can help students’ vocabulary, writing, editing, public speaking, and presentation skills.  Wesley A. Fryer in his article also reported that podcast as one of technology for the classroom in the 21st century education program. He also listed the benefits of podcasting in the classroom . I had a lecture from the organization I belong to, podcast their announcement and lectures to allow its members who are traveling, members who are ill, members who live at a distance who can’t participate phisically. However in my observation, there are some educators and parents who are not agree to involving a technology as one of the classroom tools. If you ask me about my opinion for daughter education tools, I supporting any tools which is work, and avalable for her.