Half a million listeners and counting

Half a million listeners and counting

27 May 2010

Since becoming available on iTunes U in August 2009, a global audience of more than half a million people in over 100 countries has downloaded free educational content from La Trobe University on iTunes U.

itunesuWith a wide range of material including lectures, interviews, and news videos, La Trobe University has been reaching hundreds of new listeners and potential students on a daily basis.

‘La Trobe University on iTunes U has become an important platform for engaging current and prospective students,’ said Deputy Vice Chancellor (International and Future Students), Professor John Rosenberg.

‘It provides the perfect environment for reaching a large Australian and international audience who would otherwise miss the opportunity of accessing the teaching of some of the best minds this country has to offer,’ he said. 

A number of podcasts from La Trobe have ranked in the ’Top 100’ on iTunes U and nearly 400 unique files from the University are available free to download. 

La Trobe University has set a high standard in the production quality and content, offering notable interviews from former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, and current Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry.

The top 10 podcasts from La Trobe University on La Trobe University on iTunes U:

Climate Change 101 – An audio documentary

Water Management in Australia – Professor Lin Crase

The Science of Climate Change Skepticism – Dr Andrew Glikson

How Islamic Banking Works – Dr Hayat Khan

The Future of the Press – Dr Chris Scanlon

Russian History – Dr Adrian Jones

Evolution of Language – Dr  David Bradley

Gay Rights – Professor Dennis Altman

Charles Darwin and  Social Darwinism – Tony Barta

The Future Teacher Shortage – Professor  Lorraine Ling

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