What is podcasting?
Podcasting is a digital audio technology used to broadcast and disseminate auditory media (ex. radio shows, interviews, musical performances) over the Internet.
What is the purpose of podcasting?
Users can utilize podcasts to share digital audio content with peers in an easily accessible and portable manner. By allowing users to download pre-recorded audio files, podcasts allow for greater convenience; users do not have to 'tune in' to a program at a specific time, like Internet radio.
How to use a podcast
Users can visit websites or blogs that host podcasts, which they can then download and listen to on a personal computer, mobile device, or mp3 player. Podcasts can be uploaded to OWL and shared by using the podcasts tool.