According to Wikipedia: "A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word usurped webcast in common vernacular, due to rising popularity of the iPod and the innovation of web feeds."
The name is misleading and some even say incorrect, "as despite the etymology it has never been necessary to use an iPod, or, indeed, any other form of portable media player, to use podcasts; the content can be accessed using any computer that can play media files."
EdPod Schools and Education
EdPod presents a mix of education stories from early childhood to the end of secondary school. It's a jargon-free look at the experience of educators, researchers, parents and students. EdPod examines new education ideas, and asks whether things could or should be done differently. From the classroom to the staff room and on to the home, EdPod brings you the latest ideas about learning.
Thursday, 10 June 2010 12:00 AM
The former if you look at the government's school building program: nearly half of all primary schools requested an upgrade or a rebuild of their library.
But many of these libraries won't have the proper people to run them.
That's what a Parliamentary Inquiry being held into school libraries and teacher librarians is being told.
The School Library Association has put in a major submission which joins over 389 other submissions.