The Monterey Institute of International Studies was recently approved by Apple for inclusion in the public portion of iTunes U. This means that MIIS will now show up when people search for the Institute through the iTunes Store. iTunes U can be used to distribute media content to faculty, staff, students, and the general public in the form of podcasts. Audio and video podcasts are available to download free of cost, and can then be watched on a computer or portable device whenever, wherever.

Our iTunes U presence will serve as a valuable recruitment tool, offering an inexpensive way to explain the benefits MIIS has to offer potential students. With the help of the Digital Media Commons, we hope to create an army of podcasters across the globe. Visit MIIS on iTunes U and help MIIS gain recognition as we reach out and share our stories with the world.


5 Comments so far

  1. Kathy Sparaco on January 14, 2009 12:57 pm

    I came across MIIS a couple of weeks ago when I was searching for some interesting content from iTunes U! I’m an iTunes U addict and highly recommend it if you have a long drive ahead of you. In addition to interesting lectures, I have even come across some content from student affairs offices at other universities used to orient new students.

  2. Shirley Coly on January 14, 2009 2:19 pm

    Great news! Are we ready to send external traffic there? Should I be sharing this with people I’m talking to about MIIS and our friends/donors?

  3. Kristen Byers on January 14, 2009 3:39 pm

    @Shirley — you are more than welcome to share the link (it’s public anyway). We are working on eventually crafting 2 separate faces of iTunes U: one for internal use and one for the general public. For now they are one and the same, but expect to see big changes to the iTunes U site in the near future!

  4. Koko Peters on January 15, 2009 1:18 pm

    Wow, I never knew about iTunes U! I’m not sure if this can be used for my classes, but what a great resource!

  5. Bob Cole on January 16, 2009 10:52 am

    @koko There are faculty who have been piloting projects that integrate iTunes to different degrees. People to talk to include: Laura Burian, Therese Rose, Naoko Matsuo.

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