Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I am most interested in podcasts of college lectures- there are a whole bunch of universities that are now offering podcasts of many of their courses

MIT has 1800 open courses available for free downlaod to the public http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
Many of them have audio and video available for download or to listen to on your computer. 100 free foreign language courses are included in the university's program. Offerings range from undergraduate to graduate level and include everything from Japanese and Chinese to German and Spanish. This is so great; libraries should publicize this info even if we aren't actually producing the podcasts ourselves. Part of lifelong learning is the sharing of resources-we don't need to create them all ourselves--especially when we may have neither the equipment or the training to do a decent job on them

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