The editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary have selected 'podcast' as the Word of the Year for 2005. Podcast, defined as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player," will be added to the next online update of the New Oxford American Dictionary, due in early 2006.
What once was the lingo of a select group of "computer geeks" has now become an international phenomena. Entire businesses now thrive through such cyberpromotions, and power point presentations are often produced during private seminars, to be transformed later into podcasts used as cybertraining sessions.
It's an interesting glimpse into the wave of the future. Brace yourselves--it's here to stay...possibly morphing into the classrooms, (more than they have already), into cyberteachers of the podcast generation!