The Simple Guide to Academic Podcasting: Post-Production and Audio Platforms

Posted in Teaching on March 1st, 2013 by steve

“In her final post on academic podcasting, Digital Editor Cheryl Brumley talks about post-production and beyond. She gives tips for the novice sound editor, discusses the variety of sound platforms available online …” (more)

[Impact of Social Sciences, 1 March]

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Is podcasting lectures a good idea?

Posted in Teaching on April 21st, 2012 by steve

“On the face of it, yes of course! It opens up what is being said, and the discussion, to anyone anywhere in the world. It’s freedom of knowledge and information etc etc, and one of the real benefits of the internet. And people have asked whether the conference I’m currently attending in New York (on new directions in ancient history) is being podcast or posted on the web. Answer: no. For good reasons, I think …” (more)

[Mary Beard, A Don’s Life, 21 April]

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‘iTunes university’ better than real-life lectures

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2009 by steve

“University students have got a new excuse to skip classes— podcast lectures. According to a new study, university students who download a podcast lecture achieve substantially higher exam results than those who attend the lecture in person. With Podcasted lectures, or ‘iTunes university’, the students can replay difficult parts of a lecture and take better notes. ‘It isn’t so much that you have a podcast, it’s what you do with it,’ New Scientist quoted Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, who led the study, as saying. Apple’s iTunes university was launched less than two years ago and offers college lectures on everything from Proust to particle physics to students and the public …” (more)

[SindhToday.net, 19 February]

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