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Baylor University joins iTunes U

Oct. 14, 2009

Baylor University students and faculty have a new platform for showcasing university productions. It's iTunesU, and it's a part of iTunes designated for podcasts produced at universities. You can find student projects, lectures, concerts, all available for free download on iTunesU.

Dr. Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor, said iTunes will be a great venue for seamless learning.

Campbell said a committee will be formed at Baylor to address how to best utilize iTunesU. He hopes the committee will be formed by the end of this semester.

The Baylor Business Review, produced by Baylor's school of business and KWBU, got a nod from iTunesU last month when it became a notable download.

Director of communications at the business school, CJ Jackson, talks about the new popularity of the podcast. She said the show's link gets about 1,500 hits each week.

Jackosn thinks offering the business review on iTunes exposed the program to people who wouldn't otherwise find it.

Dr. Corey Carbonara, a professor of film and digital media at Baylor, talks about the benefits the university will receive from this relationship with iTunesU.

He sees iTunes U as a great communications tool for the university.

Campbell agrees that iTunes will be useful for promoting universities.

You can download Baylor-produced podcasts by clicking on the iTunesU link from the homepage of your iTunes account. For KWBU news, I'm Anita Pere.

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