First Advisor

Plantz-Masters, Shari


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Technology Management


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

61 pages


Podcasting is the creation of recorded information and its delivery over the Internet, using web syndication technology. Businesses around the world are increasing their use of podcasts as a means for delivering information to their customers and employees. The purpose of this project paper is to examine the business need for podcasting, and to demonstrate that businesses can assemble an inexpensive recording studio to create podcasts. The review of previous literature included an examination of why podcasting has become important to business communications; how some businesses are currently using podcasting as a communications tool; the technology involved in podcasting; and the tools needed to create podcasts and how web syndication is used to distribute the finished recordings to end users. The paper includes information on the audio recording software that is necessary to record and edit the podcast. Also included is a discussion of the additional audio hardware such as microphones and mixers that are required to record audio. Configuring the equipment in the podcasting studio is described. This includes setting up the computer to be used for recording, attaching the audio mixer to the computer, and connecting the microphone to the audio mixer. The installation of the recording software is also described. The paper concludes with recommendations for businesses to find ways to track the results of podcasts. Also included is a recommendation for further academic study of the uses of podcasting.

Date of Award

Spring 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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