Podcasting offers a great opportunity to deliver course materials and lectures outside a conventional classroom environment. Students, or interested parties (depending on whether the material is publicly available) can access the material from outside the campus, view it at any time, and by downloading it to a portable media device (such as an iPod) they can then view the material anywhere.
The service uses a speaker release form that all speakers are required to sign to publish material on the University's podcasting web portal or iTunes U site: http://www.ox.ac.uk/itunes_u/contribute.html
We always recommend the following short training session for anyone involved in podcasting at Oxford: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TIMV
If you want an introduction to what podcasting is, please watch the Why Podcast video.
- Humanities, including topics in classics, English, art history, philosophy, religion, and more.
- Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, featuring the popular Quantum Mechanics lecture series.
- Medical Sciences, research integrity, bioethics, vaccine research, tropical medicine and more.
- Social Sciences more than economics, business, politics, climate change, and international relations.
- and material from Continuing Education, Museums, Libraries and Services, Colleges, and other units.