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iTunes and research

Did you know that iTunes offers us more than just music? If you need information or instructions on almost any topic imaginable, chances are, you will find it on iTunes for free. Ivy league universities, such as Stanford, Yale, or Berkeley made entire courses available via podcasts and vodcasts to everyone interested. Need information on a certain historical period for your class? Do you want to refresh your Spanish? Need instructions on how to use your digital camera? Find this and more on iTunes. Isn’t it freat that you can use iTunes to complement or reinforce information that you provide in class. For an E300 class, you could use some episodes from Yale University’s Library Tutorial or Ohio State University’s episode on how to avoid plagiarising. Interested? Here is what you do.

If you don’t have iTunes on your computer, go to and download it for free. Launch the program, and click on the iTunes Store link on the left. Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy anything if youdon’t want to. Once at the iTunes Store main page, click on Podcasts, then Education, then Higher Education. Once there, punch in a key word in the upper right-hand corner. It’s OK to be amazed by the hits. Check out the information on the podcast you want to download. Click on “Get Episode.” Click on the “play” button and enjoy the podcast.