General Resources

  • 7 things you should know about ... Podcasting
    A two-page document from the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) answers key questions about podcasting, including what is it? who is doing it? And what are the implications for teaching and learning? (Available to ELI members only, including Vanderbilt).
  • 7 things you should know about ... RSS
    RSS, or "really simple syndication" is one of the technologies that makes podcasts work. This two-page document from the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) answers 7 questions about why RSS is significant. (Available to ELI members only, including Vanderbilt).

This 51-page guide from the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) provides a quick recap of what podcasting is, provides case studies of how podcasting is being used on campuses, explores benefits and limitations to using podcasts to support teaching and learning, discusses important steps in planning for implementation and assessment, and provides valuable podcasting resources. (Available to ELI members only, including Vanderbilt).

  • Confessions of a Podcast Junkie - A Student Perspective
    Carie Windham, EDUCAUSE Review, May/June 2007

    This look at podcasting in higher education offers tips for faculty on offering lectures and course notes via podcasting, as well as assignments of student-created podcasts and non-academic podcasts on campus.

Technology is bringing the ivory tower to big rigs and fishing boats, offering the chance to study existentialism or theoretical physics.

Campus Technology spoke with Jeffrey Daniel Frey, the Web services manager for enterprise applications in the Information Technology Department at Rice University. Jeff writes, speaks and consults on podcasting, as well as teaching a podcasting course to the community through Rice's School of Continuing Studies. He talked about some of the misconceptions about podcasting, as well as how he sees podcasting as a way to boost recruiting efforts.

  • Podcasting: A Teaching with Technology White Paper
    Ashley Deal, Carnegie Mellon University

    This 15-page guide to podcasting in higher education features information both technical and pedagogical and focuses on three typical uses of podcasting: distribution of lecture archives for review, delivery of supplemental educational materials and content, and assignments of student-created podcasts.
  • Podcasting at Southwestern University
    Bryan Anderson, Southwestern University

    This blog posting features links to higher education podcasts, pedagogical examples of podcasts, and resources for searching for, recording, and publishing podcasts.
  • Podcasting Lectures
    Brittain, Glowacki, Van Ittersum, & Johnson, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Fall 2006

    This is a case study describing the process by which information technology staff members at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry determined that podcasting would be an appropriate response to student interest in having class lectures videotaped and made available online.

This webpage is a portal to a wide variety of useful information on podcasting from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, including definitions and sample podcasts, a discussion of the teaching and learning aspects of podcasting, a link to a 2006 evaluation report, and instructions on how to create and deliver your own podcasts.

Brian Smokler, the manager of instructional systems at Vanderbilt's Peabody College has assembled information on equipment involved in podcasting.

An article describing some of the exciting implications and exploring some of the ways in which podcasting is already being used to change teaching and learning in higher education.

Podcasting at Vanderbilt

  • The Center for Teaching's podcast - Part of the Center’s efforts to cultivate dialogue about university teaching and learning among faculty, students, and staff.
  • Podcasting your own course or event - Vanderbilt is part of iTunes U, an Apple iTunes service which helps colleges and universities distribute audio and video content. For more information on podcasting at Vanderbilt via iTunes U, see the Vanderbilt iTunes U home page. This website includes information on how to get started with iTunesU, information for contributors, and a list of frequently asked questions.
  • Uploading files to iTunesU - A PDF file describing the steps involved in uploading your audio or video files to Vanderbilt's iTunesU.
  • Audio/Video Recording Release - Vanderbilt has prepared a release form for speakers to sign if they agree to have their lecture, performance or presentation made available on the Web. See the Creative Commons website for additional ways to think about protecting intellectual property in an educational context.


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