Get edgimicated: Top university podcasts for new media journalists

by Shawn Smith on January 29, 2008

Podcast/ipod image by thms.nl of FlickrHuge, Huge, Huuuuuge thanks to the Online Edication Database, who put together a great list of free podcasts for courses at creme de la creme universities throughout the world, including Harvard, Yale, Glasgow and others. (photo by thms.nl on Flickr)

The OEDB already drew up a guide to more than 200 free online courses in topics ranging from physics to modern poetry. But the podcast directory is a great way to subscribe to courses and take them with you to the gym (as though you aren’t already giving your computer enough love).

I’ve sifted through the OEDB podcast list, signed up for a few, and whittled the list down to ones that new media journalists may be interested in (note: all courses mentioned drawn from OEDB):

StanfordHuman-Computer Interaction: This course features a variety of speakers on interaction design.

The Future of the Internet: This course discusses the issues of network neutrality and ownership on the Internet.

UC BerkeleyFoundations of American Cyber-Culture: This course takes a look at computers, new media, and the world wide web.

The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs: This course offers an introduction to programming and computer science.

Time, Money, and Love in the Age of Technology: In this course, you’ll take a look at the meaning of life, visionary business, and going beyond being human.

Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business: Consider search psychology, economics, spam, and other topics relating to Internet search engines with this course.

MITMedia, Education, and the Marketplace: This set of video lectures discusses using interactive media to enhance education.

Principles of Digital Communication: In this course, you’ll focus on coding techniques for the Shannon limit of AWGN channels.

Introduction to Copyright Law: This course offers both an introduction to copyright law and general American law.

Harvard50 Years in Media: Changes in Journalism: You’ll hear from eight panelists from the Harvard Class of 1955 as they discuss the changes journalism has experienced in the past 50 years.

UCLASocial Psychology: This course takes on psychology as it relates to social situations.

Freshman Computer Science Seminar: You’ll get an introduction to important topics and key ideas for computer science and engineering with this course.

Other online courses:

Utah StateBlogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning: This course is designed to help you understand and effectively use a variety of “web 2.0″ technologies including blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking tools, photo sharing tools, mapping tools, audio and video podcasts, and screencasts.

Flash: This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts

Open UniversityFinding Information on the Web: This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web.

Check out the OEDB podcast directory for more courses you might be interested in.

Are there any podcasts you listen to that could benefit other new media or old media journalists? Point me in that direction!

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