Professors bring podcasting to campus
Posted on Sun, Sep. 18, 2005
WASHINGTON - When Suzan Harkness, a political science professor at
the University of the District of Columbia, noticed she was
repeatedly asking her young pupils to take off their iPod headphones
in class, it seemed almost obvious.
Why shouldn't they be listening to her lectures, instead of music?
"I thought I'd become as hip as they are and use the barrier that had
come between us," Harkness said. "It's just another way to reach them."
University of the District of Columbia podcasts : http://
American University podcasts: http://www.wcl.american.edu/podcast/
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Journalism students head up Western's weekly podcast
Sept. 19, 2005
Graduate students in the Journalism program are now providing
Western's weekly podcast of campus news and information, in
collaboration with the Department of Communications and Public Affairs.
Western in 5, an audio file that can be downloaded to an mp3 player
or listened to at a computer with an audio card and speakers, can be
reached at the bottom of the redesigned Western homepage - www.uwo.ca.
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Abandoning Cassette Tapes, Purdue U. Will Podcast Lectures in Almost
By BROCK READ
Chromicle of Higher Education
For years, students at Purdue University at West Lafayette who missed
an important class headed off to the campus library, where up-to-date
cassette recordings from more than 90 courses sat waiting to be
But this fall some students can skip the library. The university is
making many of its course recordings available as podcasts -- MP3
files that students can download automatically to their digital-audio
Purdue's BoilerCast Web site -- which collects the podcasts -- made
its debut when fall classes began (http://boilercast.itap.purdue.edu:
1013/Boilercast). The site already stores recordings made this
semester in almost 50 different courses, and campus officials plan to
increase the roster by the spring semester, said Michael Gay, the
university's manager of broadcast networks and services. The podcasts
are, for the time being, also available to the public, although
campus officials may eventually restrict much of the material to
students and professors.