Partnering with iTunes U to Bring Podcasting to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

ID: 27520 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Kevin Wilson and Eric Orton, Boise State University, United States

Tuesday, October 27 5:15 PM-6:15 PM Location: Pavilion Ballroom B

Presider: Bonnie Thurber, Northwestern University, United States

Abstract: A metropolitan university recently began developing a podcasting program to enable faculty, staff, and students to create and use podcasts on topics ranging from class lectures to campus events to advice on financial aid, all accessible from a single distribution platform with standardized features and a consistent visual design. After weighing issues and options, we chose Appleā€™s iTunes U as our podcasting platform, which solved several problems but created several challenges. Our presentation focuses on how iTunes U was selected, the challenges we encountered, and our responses to those challenges. We will also discuss site structure, including visual design; coordination and linkage with campus enterprise systems; development of a website to complement the iTunes U site; and lessons learned from the early stages of the project. Collectively, our experiences provide a potential model for other institutions seeking a cost-effective and efficient way to bring podcasting to campus.

Topic

Conference attendees are able to comment on papers, view the full text and slides, and attend live presentations. If you are an attendee, please login to get full access.
x