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Podcasting is a method of publishing media that includes a subscription option using an XML file. New "episodes" or tracks are made available through an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) XML file. This is called a feed. The feed contains references to media (called "enclosures") which feed aggregators, such as iTunes, can read and process.

Subscribing to Podcast Feeds

The simplest way to subscribe to podcasts is to use iTunes, but you can choose to listen to podcasts using a Web browser or other feed aggregators. Once subscribed in iTunes, you can easily access any episode from the feed or move the podcast episodes to your mobile device.

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Innovation in the CUMC Classroom

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) hosted Innovation in the CUMC Classroom on April 22, 2008 in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame Theater to reintroduce Columbia University’s health science educators to technology innovations for teaching and learning.

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Mapping the African American Past

Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) investigates places and moments that have shaped the long history of African Americans in New York City. This podcast offers historical information and faculty commentary on over fifty places in the city, illuminating significant events from colonial days up to the present day. (Note: accessing the Web site with an iPhone or iTouch will open a custom interface specific for those devices.)

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Frontiers of Science, Spring 2008

An interdisciplinary semester-long science course taken by all entering Columbia College first-year students. Course materials are developed by a team of faculty that includes senior professors and post-doctoral level instructors (Columbia Science Fellows) with a strong interest in science education. Of the four course modules, half are from the physical sciences and half from the life sciences.

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Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices

“Video, Education, and Open Content: Best Practices” was a two-day symposium intended to increase the understanding of educators, technologists, video producers, and other stakeholders in how video and open education can work together for the public good.

This symposium builds upon the work that the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and Intelligent Television have been conducting in the area of educational video, open productions, and commercial-noncommercial collaborations, and will help define new approaches—economic, legal, and editorial—to the creation and distribution of important new resources for open education.

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