Monday, September 29, 2008

I'll Take My Lecture to Go, Please

"When provided with the option to view lectures online, rather than just in person, a full 82 percent of undergraduates kindly offered that they'd be willing to entertain an alternative to showing up to class and paying attention in real time."

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Harvard Crimson Knows Students Hate Reading, Starts Podcasting Stories

"The Harvard Crimson knows that no one – not even Ivy Leaguers -- enjoys reading long-winded articles that drone on and on. And so, they're now stepping into the age of New Media by offering audio files for many of the news stories on their site."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Peer Pressure Is Motivating Professors to Podcast Their Lectures

"Is peer pressure a widespread reason driving the use of podcasting at colleges? If so, is that a good thing, or are professors jumping in for the wrong reasons?"

Saanich police use podcasting to extend long arm of the law

"Podcasts of daily news and crime-fighting tips are new features on the website of Saanich Police, which believes its the first force in the country to create and offer information this way."

Monday, September 08, 2008

Preview lectures, study using iTunes U

"I am not podcasting my entire class. I have 10 five- to seven-minute podcasts planned for the semester, law professor Sheila Miller said in a recent press release."

Friday, September 05, 2008

Univ. gives some students iPhones, iPods

"Called the Mobility Initiative, the project began at the start of the semester and will examine whether students can effectively use educational applications on iPods and iPhones, said Phyllis Dickerson Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Office of Information Technology."

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Columbia U Going Live on iTunes U

"Instructors may choose to manage access to their course-related audio and video collections, providing it only to current students, for example."