If your school has been considering entering the world of educational podcasting and you're searching for answers and guidance, I have to recommend a 3 webinar series from Higher Ed Experts that will be offered next week. Full disclosure: I'm doing one of the three webinars, so, yes, 1/3 self-promotion.
The series kicks off on November 6 from 1PM-2PM ET with "Podcasting 101: How to record and produce your podcasts with ease." This is the technical & production side of podcasting. Micah Ovadia, from the University of Cincinnati is the author of "PoducateMe, Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education," and he'll discuss what you need to know to get your institution started with podcasting. He will share a simple plan to get your institution ready to plan, record, produce and publish its first podcasts in 30 days.
Dennis Miller is the director of marketing and public relations at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and he will focus in webinar #2 on marketing and how podcasts can become powerful tools to engage students and their parents. He will share best practices and good tips to make sure your podcasts find their audience. That's on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 (1PM-2PM ET)
My session is on the 8th in the 1-2 PM time slot - a webinar called "To be or not to be an iTunes U(niversity)?" In this webinar, I'll be focusing on what it takes to join Apple iTunes U (and if you should consider applying to Apple ) and how NJIT planned and implemented our iTunes U program over the past year. I'll also address how you might optimize your presence there, and in other platforms. NJIT was one of the original sixteen schools to be featured by Apple in iTunes U in May 2007.
I doubt that I can join these webinars, but I would be very interested in knowing A. what non-itunes options there are for distributing this type of content B. what the cost & staffing is at NJIT that allows you to do this project