Broome Community College President Dr. Laurence Spraggs will host a news conference to mark the official launch of "BCC iTunes U" at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2007 in the Libous Room, which is located on the first floor of Decker Building on campus.
Through iTunes U, BCC students and community members can access BCC lectures, classes, discussions, debates, video news releases, audio and video interviews with college faculty and staff, campus life activities, arts and musical performances, and so much more.
iTunes U is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that provides easy access to their educational content, including lectures and interviews, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on the same easy-to-use technology of the iTunes Stores, iTunes U also offers typical Apple simplicity and portability.
Through iTunes U, students can download content to their Macs or PCs, regardless of their location. They can listen to and view that content on their Mac or PC, or transfer it to an iPod for listening or viewing on the go. Instructors can easily post and change content on their own without impacting the IT department. And, of course, students can upload their own content to share with professors or with the class.
BCC will also host a one-day seminar on podcasting, iTunes U, video and audio content creation, incorporating iPods into the learning environment and more on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in the Hoyt Conference Center, which is located on the second floor of the Decker Building on campus.
Starting Monday, June 18, 2007 BCC iTunes U can be accessed through www.sunybroome.edu.