AY Honor Podcasting Requirements

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Skill Level






Approval Authority

British Union

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Skill Level
Approval Authority
British Union
Year of Introduction


Prerequisite: Have the Internet honour.

1. Define the following terms:

a. Blog

b. Podcast

c. Vodcast

d. Livestream

e. OnDemand

f. Subscriber

g. RSS

h. Aggregator

i. Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

j. Audio Normalization

k. MP3

l. WAV

m. Metadata

n. Copyright

2. Demonstrate familiarity with recording hardware.

a. Microphone (characteristics, choice of mic for type of recording)

b. Mixer

c. USB Interface to Computer

d. Smartphone (use of smart phone to record a podcast)

3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of 1 DAW (example: Adobe Audition, ProTools, Audacity).

a. Record a simple interview with 2 people (minimum of 5 minutes)

b. Mix in some royalty-free music

c. Mixdown

d. Export to WAV

e. Compress to MP3

4. Demonstrate proficiency in publishing your podcast.

a. Create an account on a podcast aggregator

b. Publish your podcast

c. Validate the RSS code

d. Show the published podcast online

5. Share with a group of friends/family the many ways podcasting can be used for evangelism & nurture. Reflect on the following Bible texts (Matthew 28:19 & 20; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:47; Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 1 Peter 3:15) as to how podcasting contributes to fulfilling these instructions.

6. Share with a group your favorite podcasts (at least 2 Adventist & 2 secular podcasts).

7. Teach another person (perhaps someone less tech-savvy) to search for podcast topics and subscribe & journal that experience.

Extras: (not required for qualification, but recommended for personal interest)

a. Review the different types/styles & genres of podcasts

b. Understanding of script writing techniques and principles

c. Achieve the Journalism honour