Arts and Science IT, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Educational Media Access and Production (eMAP) have partnered to provide instructors with an easy to use lecture podcasting service. To date, 28 major teaching spaces have been equipped with digital audio recording equipment, enabling you to record your course lectures.
Information and Communications Technology at the U of S has partnered with Apple Computers to pilot publicly accessible U of S podcasting content via Apple's iTunes U service. Instructors and other members of the University community who are interested in making their podcasts public can do so using the iTunes U service. To view podcasts publicly available via iTunes U at the U of S, go To iTunes U. To request space on iTunes U for distributing your podcasts, Request an iTunes U Account. Uploading podcasts to iTunes U requires a U of S NSID. To make changes to an existing account, Request Changes to Existing iTunes U Account.
Podcasting (aka Vod-casting, if it includes video) is a way for instructors and other members of the U of S community to quickly distribute media content in a flexible, easy to manage and updatable format. Using common media player software installed on their personal computers, audience members access automatically generated RSS feeds to “subscribe” to a podcasting “series”. Subscribers automatically receive new content whenever the “series” is updated. These media files can be saved to view or listen to later, or can be moved to personal MP3 players for mobile listening or viewing. Anyone who wants to deliver podcasts or vodcasts can create media files and publish them as a "series" using a podcasting service. These media files are published with additional "episode" information about the files for display in media players.
Podcasting uses a "subscription" model that has the potential to increase an instructor's connection to their students and reduce student workload in accessing course content. Before podcasting existed, students would need to know where media content for each of their courses was being stored, and had to remember on a consistent basis to go to all those places to retrieve it. If, instead, students could "subscribe" to their course media content, retrieving that content can be as simple as starting up their media player on their computer. Because the media player is subscribed to the student's courses, it already knows where to go, and can be instructed to check at regular intervals.
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Please exercise good judgement and common sense when creating podcast content. In general‚ you may create content freely in your podcast‚ so long as the content is not illegal‚ threatening‚ discriminatory‚ harassing‚ obscene or invasive of privacy. Those of us who are coordinating this project believe in free speech‚ however‚ we reserve the right to remove certain content that you may post.
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