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Using digital tools to publish and promote your project: podcasts

The word ‘podcast’ is a combination of two words: iPod (a portable music player) and broadcast.

A podcast is an audio recording that can be downloaded from the internet. Podcasts can be played on a computer, or on any device that has the ability to play digital audio files. The file format used is MP3.

There are several reasons why you might produce a podcast:

  • they provide a simple way to promote your project or publish your findings
  • they often contain informal discussion, which makes them a more exciting alternative to traditional publications
  • they can be distributed over the internet for free

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