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Apple's iPhone 3GS for on the go learning
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Podcasting is a term combining "broadcasting" and "iPod" and refers to syndicating audio or video files onto MP3 players, handheld devices and PCs via RSS and Atom. Synonyms for podcasting include audiocasting and audioblogging. Vodcasting - a portmanteau of video and broadcasting - is popular due to mobile devices such as iPhones and video-sharing sites such as BlipTV, Google Video, iCYou and YouTube.com.
An iPhone or iPod are not required to listen to podcasts; they are played on most MP3 players, portable devices, desktop computers or laptops. Some health librarians find that podcasting is useful in promoting library services: 1) for outreach, training and marketing purposes; 2) direct personal and professional development by subscribing to podcasts; and 3) current awareness and learning opportunities for users. The rise of audiovisual content continues to grow as society moves into web 3.0 and as physicians aim to stay current in evidence-based health care.
Some futurists believe we are entering a post-textual era and that demand for video is increasing; others are not so sure that we are leaving text behind at all - especially with the rise of eBooks and eReaders.
Video - free medical vids
See Medical video-sharing sites
A to Z medical podcasts
An iGoogle page of RSS feeds
See also FreeMedicalPodcasts http://freemedicalpodcasts.com/
Critical Care Medicine
see also Urology 2.0
There is a wide range and variety of open source software on the Web to enable you to record your own podcasts, such as:
- Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Apple iTunes 4.9 http://www.apple.com/podcasting/
- Audioblogger http://www.audioblogger.com/
- Dream Avatar Creator http://www.tektek.org/dream/
- Garage Band 2 http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
- iPodder http://ipodder.org
- Podcasting Resources for Educators and Students http://www.stager.org/podcasting.html
- Podcast Bunker http://www.podcastbunker.com
- NetLingo http://www.netlingo.com/index.cfm
- SplashCast http://www.splashcastmedia.com/
Directories, search tools and other lists
There is a wide range and variety of health podcasts and videocasts, which can be located by browsing directories and specific search tools:
- Apple iTunes
- Consumer health podcasts - Duke
- Journal Junkie Free audio journals physicians
- MedWorm Search
- PubMed - Try: "Videos in clinical medicine"
General consumer health and medical
Though medical journal websites may offer direct downloading or streaming of content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital audio and video formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats such as Atom, RSS or XML.
- ABC’s Health Report - Radio National
- AccessMedicine Weekly Podcasts
- AHRQ Healthcare Audio Series
- Annals of Internal Medicine - Annals Podcasts
- Audio Medica
- Centers for Disease Control - United States
- Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and Cleveland Clinic Health Edge
- CME Podcasting
- The Cochrane Collaboration
- Clinical Podcast
- Doctors on health - Medicine.Net
- Dr. Rubin - author of Diabetes For Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, Thyroid For Dummies
- Dynamed Podcasts
- Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs
- Johns Hopkins Medical Podcasts and Johns Hopkins Radiology Teaching Conferences
- Journal Junkie for Physicians - very handy listing of major journal podcasts
- Journal of the American Medical Association - JAMA Audio Commentary
- Listen to The Lancet
- Mayo Clinic Health Podcasts
- McGraw-Hill Access Medicine
- Medical Center Hour
- MUSC - Medical University of South Carolina Health Podcast Library and Video Library
- Naked Scientists - Latest Naked Scientists Science Radio Show and Science Podcast
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Research Radio Podcast
- MEDLINEplus Surgical videos
- National Public Radio (NPR) - Health & Science Monday Podcasts
- New England Journal of Medicine and (videos) http://content.nejm.org/misc/videos.dtl
- OU Medical Center - Health Matters
- Podmedics - UK medical students & physicians podcasts
- Sound Medicine
- UCTV Health and Medicine
- University of Chicago - Pritzker Medical School podcasts
- University of Michigan Health & Medicine Podcasts
- University of Utah MED Audio Lectures
- University of Virginia Health & Medicine Podcasts
General science journal podcasts
- Abbasi K. Simplicity and complexity in health care: what medicine can learn from Google and iPod. J R Soc Med. 2005;98(9):389.
- Barsky E. Introducing web 2.0: weblogs and podcasting for health librarians. JCHLA/JABSC. 2006;27:33-34.
- Boulos MN, Maramba I, Wheeler S. Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. BMC Med Educ. 2006;6:41.
- Celma O, Raimond Y. ZemPod: a semantic web approach to podcasting. Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. 2008;6(2):162-69.
- Johnson L, Grayden S. Podcasts - an emerging form of digital publishing. Int J Comput Dent. 2006;9(3):205-18.
- Kraft M. Integrating and promoting medical podcasts into the library collection. MRSQ. 2007;26(1):26-35.
- Maag M. Podcasting and MP3 players: emerging education technologies. Comput Inform Nurs. 2006;24:9–13.
- Podcasting in medicine. J Vis Commun Med. 2005;28:176.
- Richardson W. Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Sage Pub/ Corwin Press; 2006.
- Walton G, Childs S, Blenkinsopp E. Using mobile technologies to give health students access to learning resources in the UK community setting. Health Info Libr J. 2005;22:51–65.
- Westwood MA, Flett AS, Riding P, Moon JC. How to webcast lectures and conferences. BMJ. 2009;338:b31