The Government Accountability Office has introduce a podcast that highlights its recent investigations. GAO’s Watchdog Report features five-minute interviews with auditors and investigators on new investigations. “Podcasting enhances the service GAO provides to Congress and the public by offering an alternative means for people to learn about significant issues and new GAO reports and testimonies,”said […]
Scholastic has published a short guide to podcasting for kids. In all their forms, podcasts have become a popular classroom activity during the past five years—iTunes is now populated with streams from hundreds of K–12 schools across the country. Some student podcasts are simply recorded versions of history or book reports. But today, podcasts coming […]
CollegeCrunch has put together a great list of 15 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter: One of the more underrated benefits of the internet era has been access to quality radio style programming at any time of the day or night. Just like DVRs have freed us from having to adhere to rigid television program […]
New York-based Innovative Language Learning Company today announced the launch of Chineseclass101.com, an “online learning system” that makes use of audio and video podcasts, mobile applications, and other digital tools for learning the Chinese language. “Creating content locally in Beijing is a powerful, strategic advantage of Chineseclass101.com. Beijing Chinese is the form of Mandarin Chinese […]
Used to be, the only tools aspiring journalists needed were pencils and a spiral notepad. Then, in the last decade, journalism schools recommended that their students have access to a computer (preferably portable) and an Internet connection. That seemed perfectly up-to-date in terms of media hardware, until today. Now, at the University of Missouri Journalism […]
Apple Insider reports that Stanford University will be publishing a video podcasts and slides from its “iPhone Application Programming” course via iTunes U beginning this week. Official, for-credit enrollment in the class is limited, but the public may “audit” the class via podcast for free. Required “school supplies” for the class include an Intel-powered Mac, […]
From the YouTube blog yesterday came word of changes to how the video site announces updates and new features. “[A]fter watching you guys take to the forums and Twitter to discuss what else has changed, we figured more frequent, casual “release notes” would be good to publish as well. That way you can get a […]
A recent psychological study has found that students who listen to class lectures in podcast form actually score better when tested on the material than students who heard the lectures in person.
Or is podcasting the future of education?
If you still have any doubt about whether podcasting is becoming a mainstream phenomenon, Oprah and Apple have announced that her series of podcasts is available through iTunes.
Popular children’s program “Sesame Street” is celebrating its 39th year on the air with a move into Internet media, a Reuters article reports. The public television show, which debuted in 1969, is broadcast in 140 countries, and now will also be available on Hulu, YouTube, and via the iTunes Music Store, according to Sesame Workshop […]