Thereâ€™s Something in the Air: Podcasting in Education
Itâ€™s midweek at Anywhere State University. Jenny rolls out of bed at about nine a.m., as usual, and thinks about breakfast and her first class. As sheâ€™s dressing and getting ready to go out, she fires up iTunes on her laptop and checks her podcast subscriptions. Thereâ€™s a new show from Adam Curry at Daily Source Code, another one from Cody at Vinyl Podcast (â€œfair use of forgotten musicâ€), and three audio feeds from her classes. She doesnâ€™t notice that the classroom material and the leisure-time entertainment are coming through the same medium and desktop utility; for her, itâ€™s natural that school stuff would mingle with other aspects of her daily life.