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iTunes U, Education

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Using 'iTunes U'; podcast, vodcast, and more

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iTunes U, Education

  1. 1. Using ‘iTunes U’ Podcast, Vodcast, and more
  2. 2. What is ‘iTunes U’? <ul><li>… “ specialised area of the Apple iTunes store that allows HE Institutions to make audio and visual content available for download and subscription.” </li></ul><ul><li>… ‘ iTunes U’ offers the advantage that users can listen or view a piece of content on their computer, or download for use with a mobile device. </li></ul><ul><li>… the content includes course lectures, lab demos, and campus tours, comes as audio and video files. The downloads are free. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ‘iTunes U’? <ul><li>Podcast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Series of lecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-off guest lecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vodcast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video recording (incl. audio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… same as for podcast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscribe for new content </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a ‘Podcast’ or ‘Vodcast’? <ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… “ audio broadcast, available for downloading from a website to a personal computer or other device.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… “ often distributed via RSS feeds.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vodcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… “ shortened version of the term &quot;video podcast&quot; and refers to a podcast in a compressed-movie format. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… “ like podcasts, a vodcast can be distributed via RSS.” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who uses ‘iTunes U’? <ul><li>Open University </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge University </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford University </li></ul><ul><li>University College London </li></ul><ul><li>Coventry University </li></ul><ul><li>Yale University </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Extension School </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity College, Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk University Law School </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Open University <ul><li>The Open University on iTunes U: </li></ul><ul><li>… “ download open educational resources free from The Open University, the specialists in distance learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>Business & Management </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>OU Research </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering & Technology </li></ul>
  7. 7. Suffolk University Law School <ul><li>Suffolk University on iTunes U: </li></ul><ul><li>… “ provides access to the latest faculty research, events, featured speakers, as well as many other topics.” </li></ul><ul><li>LLM </li></ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>
  8. 8. Oxford University <ul><li>Oxford University on iTunes U: </li></ul><ul><li>… “ features public lectures, teaching material, interviews with leading academics, information about applying to the University, and much more.” </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (Business, Politics, Legal, Finance, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>University Life </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education </li></ul>
  9. 9. Issues: Copyright & IP <ul><li>Materials uploaded to the iTunes U ‘ private ’ section will retain the same ownership as before uploading . </li></ul><ul><li>Materials uploaded to the ‘ public content ’ section should be sponsored and administered by an Institution contact for iTunes U, and checked against Institution’s Copyright and IP policy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Download iTunes
  11. 11. ‘iTunes U’
  12. 12. Thank you for your time <ul><li>David Hopkins </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/hopkinsdavid </li></ul>

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