Friday, October 27, 2006

いいラジオばんぐみ、わるいラジオばんぐみは どんな ばんぐみですか。

Before we start the podcasting project, let's put some ideas together. To do so, please answer to the following questions to this post by 11:00 AM on Monday, Oct. 30. Click on the "Comments" link at the end of this post and post your answers.

  1. What constitutes a "good" (or "bad") podcast (radio program)?
  2. What would you like to know about life at an American university if you were a Japanese student who would listen to your podcast? (or what would you like to know about life at a Japanese university if some Japanese college students were making similar podcasts?)
There will be no in-class quiz on Monday, Oct. 30. Instead, your answers to the two questions above will be counted as quiz (10 pts).



ポッドキャストプロジェクト(Podcasting Project)をしましょう!

Goals: You will have the chance to...
  1. Actively express your opinions to a real Japanese audience
  2. Consider first-hand how big media operates and presents information
The worldwide audience of Japanese-speakers interested in New York, Columbia University, or life at an American university – and also your classmates, of course

We will create radio programs about life at Columbia University using an interview format

  1. Discuss what constitutes a good podcast (radio program).
  2. Everyone will decide on the categories that we will use to critique our own and each other’s podcasts.
  3. Keeping #1 in mind, we will form groups of 2-3 people and create podcasting scripts. The shows will be in the form of interviews. Everyone will write scripts that should be of interest to a Japanese university student curious about life at an American university.
  4. We practice reading the scripts in a natural manner. (If it is necessary, students should memorize their scripts. The point is that the scripts must NOT sound stilted and unnatural).
  5. Record the podcasts (We will be using “Wimba,” which is on Courseworks).
  6. Listen to your classmates’ podcasts and make comments. (Examples: Grammar mistakes; Boring; etc.).
  7. Correct and improve the scripts.
  8. Record a second time.
  9. We post the podcasts online, and allow a worldwide audience to listen.
  10. Listen to the podcasts created by you and your classmates; critique them.