Educational Podcasts

Video Podcast Turns 71 Year-Old MIT Professor Into Internet Rock Star

Dec 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video, Video Podcasts

The New York Times has an interesting profile of MIT’s Walter H. G. Lewin, 71, a physics professor that has a new generation of fans thanks to his video podcast. Professor Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube‚Äôs greatest hits. He […]

University Opens Dedicated Podcasting Room

Oct 31st, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, General

Dayton, Ohio-based Wright State University is among the first schools to make available rooms dedicated to podcasting. “We wanted to bring what’s up-to-date, fun and common for today’s students to the library here at Wright State,” says Sue Polanka, who is the head of references and instruction for the Dunbar Library. “Myself along with a […]

UNICEF Creates Podcast On Education In Midst Of Crisis

Oct 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Educational Podcasts

UNICEF has published the first in a series of podcast discussions on education in emergencies and post-crisis transition countries, with the participation of leading figures from the academic, development, media and humanitarian communities. Entitled ‘Beyond School Books’, the podcast series highlights the important role of education in countries affected by conflicts or natural disasters or […]

Berkeley Putting University Classes On YouTube

Oct 3rd, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts

The University of California, Berkeley, announced today that it is making entire course lectures and special events available, free of charge, on YouTube. UC Berkeley is the first university to make videos of full courses available through YouTube. Visitors to the site can view more than 300 hours of videotaped courses and events. Topics range […]

Sunny Day! Sesame Street Announces New Podcast Series

Sep 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, Video Podcasts

Some forty years after it first revolutionized children’s television programming, Sesame Workshop (the makers of public tv’s Sesame Street) has announced the launch of a video podcast series. The short weekly episodes focus on a single “word on the street” (literally, a word chalked onto blacktop). The recent podcast about squid featured grown-ups and children […]

Educational Podcasting Tutorial

Jul 27th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Educational Podcasts, How to Podcast, Podcasting

Colette Cassinelli covers the basics of educational podcasting. See our How To Podcast category for more podcasting tutorials and our Educational Podcasts category for more info on podcasting in education.

Study: Podcasting Has No Inherent Value In Education

Jul 9th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Educational Podcasts

An article at Campus Technology reports that the pedagogical value of podcasts depends almost entirely on student motivation and the learning “context” of the application. “Podcasting does not contain any inherent value,” said researcher Ashley Deal. “It is only valuable inasmuch as it helps the instructor and students reach their educational goals, by facilitating thoughtful, […]

Apple Intros iTunes U Educational Podcast Directory

May 30th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts, Educational Podcasts, Podcasting Services

Apple today announced the launch of iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store, featuring free content such as course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Duke University and MIT. With the introduction of iTunes U, Apple is […]

Pennsound Offers Free MP3s Of Classic Poetry

May 15th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Educational Podcasts, Podcast Quickies

PennSound, a project of the University of Pennsylvania, is a Web-based archive for noncommercial distribution of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet. PennSound offers a large variety of digital recordings of poems — currently 1,500 and fast growing — mostly as song-length singles. “This has never been done before,” said Al […]

e-Learning Software Maker Announces Podcast Capability

May 9th, 2007 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, Podcasting Software

Angel Learning, a developer/marketer of enterprise e-learning software, has announced that the latest version of their Learning Management System program has built-in podcast support. Responding to strong interest in the educational community for podcasting, ANGEL 7.2 contains a native feature to support content syndication in all forms. Faculty simply create a ‚ÄúContent Syndication‚Äù folder and […]