A podcast is an audio or a video file that is streamed media, theme driven, and downloadable. Podcasts emerged with developments of Web 2.0 technology and handheld devices like the iPod. Podcasts are especially useful in a Moodle course when students access Moodle files through handheld devices such as smartphones, iPads, and iPods. Students can use podcasts when creating interviews, for instance, and the completed podcast can then be uploaded to the Moodle course wiki, glossary, or database.
A number of free media software programs enable you to create podcasts:
Moodle for mobiles requires specific plug-ins. See http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_for_Mobiles.
Many great resources can assist you with creating podcasts. A very good article published in 2005, which has been updated to keep current with technological changes, is “How to create a simple interview ...