This blog is the result of a summer project titled: Going Wireless: An Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies. The general purpose of my project is to continue learning about new and emerging technologies that might better facilitate teaching and learning in general. This is the result of my work.
We’ve known for some time now that podcasting is a valuable tool to help faculty extend the classroom by providing audio and video podcasts for students. We’ve even signed on here in Maricopa for 10 iTunes U sites to help us do just that, but the unfortunate truth is that podcasting has not caught on as quickly as we’d hoped here in Maricopa. We have a lot of nearly empty iTunes U sites just waiting for content. But it’s not all our fault as faculty. Those of us that are using the sites and podcasting have been met with many disinterested students. So both sides of our supply and demand seem to be weak.
In the following video, I will show you how faculty can use existing iTunes U sites to provide supplemental course materials to students. The video also shows how you can sync your ipod with itunes and take the course content on the road with you. It’s easy. Check it out.
The demo shows the Glendale Community College iTunes U site.