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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Podcast! What does it mean?

Do you know what does the world “podcast” mean? It is good for you if you know:) But for some reason, a lot of people don not guess about so useful and interesting thing like “podcast”!

Let’s see in Wikipedia:
"A podcast is a series of digital media files, usually either digital audio or video, that is made available for download via web syndication. The syndication aspect of the delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other ways of accessing files, such as simple download or streaming: it means that special client software applications known as podcatchers (such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes or Nullsoft's Winamp) can automatically identify and retrieve new files in a series when they are made available, by accessing a centrally-maintained web feed that lists all files currently associated with that particular podcast. The files thus automatically downloaded are then stored locally on the user's computer or other device, for offline use."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Got that? Ok. It is quite interesting, but what is “podcast” for us, for English learners? Of course it is absolutely suitable way for improving our listening skills! Especially, if we’ll use special educational podcasts for people who learning English! Discovering podcasting system can really change and make better your way of studying.

Watch a great 3 minute explanation of podcasting from Commoncraft:

I plan to write about my favorite podcasts in the next few posts. So, be patient!

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1 коммент.:

  1. Thanks for telling about Podcasts ! I understand it well now.