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

, , Boise State University, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Recently, Boise State 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 the issues and options, we chose Apple’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 other lessons learned while implementing Boise State on iTunes U. Collectively, our experiences provide a potential model for other institutions seeking a cost-effective and efficient way to bring podcasting to campus.

Citation

Orton, E. & Wilson, K. (2008). Partnering with iTunes U to Bring Podcasting to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. In C. Bonk et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 1167-1168). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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