Podcasting News reports on Purdue University’s launch of BoilerCast (a play on Boilermakers), a podcasting service that provides lectures in streaming format or as downloads.
“Many universities are experimenting with podcasting, but I’m not aware of any other university that is deploying a podcasting service on the scale that we are,” says Michael Gay, manager of Broadcast Networks & Services for Information Technology at Purdue. “As far as I know, we are the only university that is offering both streaming and podcasting of lectures in this manner as a central university service.”
Students and faculty will be able to listen to podcasts of some large lectures on campus beginning immediately. Any faculty member can request that their course be available via the podcasting service, which is called BoilerCast.
“Once the students have this set up, they don’t have to revisit the Web site to get the content,” Gay says. “The most recent lectures of the courses they’ve subscribed to will be downloaded to their computer – and possibly to their media player – automatically.”
Thanks to Random Culture for the pointer.