Virginia Commonwealth University Dips Toe in Podcasting Waters

Jan 2nd, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

virginia commonwealth universitySome professors at Virginia Commonwealth University have begun offering lectures and training sessions as podcasts.VCU information technology analyst Lucy Halunko recently began podcasting. “I offered a training session on the new e-phones but I couldn’t find a time when everyone could meet,” Halunko said. “Instead of offering multiple training sessions, I decided to record my lecture and broadcast on the Internet so people could watch it when it fit into their schedule. It just made more sense.”

Richard Brumfield, an information technology analyst at VCU, thinks podcasting is a great way to improve education. “Podcasting is exceptional because it gives your target population access to the information they need,” Brumfield said. “You just record what you want and then you make it available on the Internet when you want.”

Jenny Callear, sophomore psychology major, swears by podcasts. “Podcasts are awesome. I can walk down the street with my iPod and listen to my teacher’s lecture,” Callear said. “I only have one teacher who does it, but I wish all my teachers would podcast. It makes my life so much easier and less stressful.”

via Richmond(VA).com

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