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Spoken Internet to go: Popularization through podcasting

Steve McCarty1

1 Osaka Jogakuin College, JAPAN

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v1n2.11


Abstract

Diem (2005) provides a useful introduction to podcasting and its applicability to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This article starts with a brief historical background on the trends leading to the popularization of podcasting or the sudden prominence of Internet audio. Supporting Web services such as dynamic directories of podcast sites and iTunes are shown to contribute to this popularization. Specific examples are presented: the BlogMatrix podcast hosting site, the podcasting blog "Japancasting," and the "Spoken Libraries" project of the World Association for Online Education. There is also the little-known story that the first school in the world to give iPods to all students was not Duke University but rather Osaka Jogakuin College in Japan, where podcasting is therefore particularly made to order.



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McCarty, S. (2005). Spoken Internet to go: Popularization through podcasting. The JALT CALL Journal, 1(2), 67–74. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v1n2.11


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