Podcasts and history

Has the world embraced pod-casting yet? In a small way, if we listen to the radio we are used to hearing pod-casts. NPR is one notable pod-caster. How can history benefit from pod-casting? Many universities offer pod-casts. For instance, Oxford University has pod-casts of Medieval Literature. How does this benefit me. If I am interested int he subject, I now have access to a professors current research, thoughts, thesis, and can utilize this information in my own research. Or as a novice, I can take advantage of taking this mini course to educate myself. How brilliant is that? Anyone, with access to a computer can now access critical and important research, learning, and grow the mind. I wonder how long it will take for people to utilize this function to its potential. Considering some libraries are bone dry on most days, with little funding, even though they offer free books, magazines, Cd’s, DVDs, computer use, and access to pod-casts that anchor you to the world. Get on to the library. Browse the pod-casts out there that can inspire and lend to opening and expanding your field of knowing. To search a plethora of universities that offer free lectures, go here: http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/university_podc.html

The ability for people to make their own pod-cast is also quite available. Open your world and find your voice. Even local colleges offer support to learn and a quite web search turns up rapid results. The Mac allows you to navigate with ease the construction of a pod-casts. Perhaps I will put on up on here.


~ by disembodiedspirit on October 1, 2008.

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