Accepting a challenge: only good if you follow through...
A few weeks ago, my good ole Twitter friend and fellow tech enthusiast Kevin (@kevalliere) challenged me on a blog topic. I happened to have been watching several videos from iTunes University about social media and educational technology. I also happened to have made the comment that there were a lot of great resources here.
And almost instantly, Kevin replied:
Yea I know, a few weeks have come and gone. I am not going to let this challenge go unsettled/incomplete (Achiever is my #1 and Competition is #10).
Here are a few resources from iTunes University that are engaging and informative.
These are out of the iTunes U Collections. They are primarily videos, but some are just audio. They are also in no particular order as I found them all note worthy.
Social Media & Technology - Appalachian State University
Center for Social Media - American University
Social Media - American Public University
Social Media Society - University of South Florida
Faculty Development for Online Teaching - University of Minnesota
Teaching Online - University of Arizona
Faculty Tutorial Videos of Desire2Learn - South Dakota State University
What I found overall is that iTunes University has a little something for everyone that is interested in learning a little more. Are these intensive videos much like most coursework many of us have completed? Not necessarily. Some are video podcasts of courses being taught, but others are a simply information to get a conversation started. My next adventure in to the world of iTunes U is to do a little self teaching using photo editing software.
Have you explored iTunes U? What was your favorite course or content that you viewed?
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