Podcasting has come to RIT. For spring quarter, Professor Steve
LaLonde is offering applied multivariate statistics as the first
class offered through podcasting at RIT.
Podcasting – posting an audio or video recording online
that can be heard or viewed through a computer or downloaded
to a mobile device like an iPod – is yet another interactive
technology catching on as a teaching tool. LaLonde, an assistant
professor in the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics, has
previously taught his distance-learning course by using DVDs.
The DVDs will continue but students will also be able to Web
stream video on their computers or download lectures to an iPod.
“Podcasting will make the class mobile,” says LaLonde. “Students
can make productive use of time while traveling.”