Category Archives: Getting started

How to find course book lists

Because most university instructors post their syllabi on proprietary university networks, it’s often a challenge to find the book list that goes with a course podcast. However, you can often find the recommended books at the university student store website. … Continue reading

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How to find the good stuff on iTunes U

Some of you have asked how I find the good stuff on iTunes U. After all, a lot of colleges offer mainly PR fluff, like virtual campus tours and welcoming speeches by the dean of students. So, here are my … Continue reading

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Academic Earth makes debut on the web

Here’s a cool new way to get your fix of university courses and lectures–Academic Earth, a YouTube for the egghead set, is featuring videos of courses and lectures from top universities. Universities on the menu right now: UC Berkeley, Harvard, … Continue reading

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You are invited to the Podcast Parlor

University lecture courses usually come packaged with seminars or discussion sections where students can ask questions and kick around ideas. Wouldn’t it be nice for us cyber-students if we could have something similar? Well, thanks to the work of blogger … Continue reading

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New reporter on the beat

So many on-line courses, so little time…. That’s why I’m glad to welcome a new writer to the academic podcast/webcast reviewing biz: Baxter Wood at the re-education of baxter wood. Check out his new blog for his take on the … Continue reading

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Favorite academic blogs

Did you ever wish you could eavesdrop on really smart people while they argue about the topics that interest them the most?   That’s what you get when you browse academic blogs. A good place to browse for academic bloggers on … Continue reading

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A guide to iTunesU

Updated 8/31/2008 See the updated version of this post at Guide to iTunesU. At last count there were 79 colleges and universities featured on iTunesU, the section of Apple’s iTunes music store devoted to higher education. There’s great free downloadable … Continue reading

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How to subscribe to a Stanford podcast

Here is a great tip via podcast review site Anne is a Man! Although there is no obvious way to subscribe to a Stanford University podcast via iTunes, you can get all the advantages of subscriptions (ie automatic downloading of … Continue reading

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How to download a class session from Open Yale Courses

If you click on the “download” link for one of the courses on the Open Yale Courses website, you will see something like this: If you want to listen to the course on your MP3 player, you’ll want to download … Continue reading

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The easiest ways to find classes

First, do you want to listen to your lectures on your MP3 player or iPod? If so, the easiest way to find and download academic lectures or full courses is at the Apple iTunes music store. If you don’t already … Continue reading

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