Tuesday, 3 June 2008

UCL on iTunes

UCL has just launched a platform on iTunes, containing guest lectures, links to news, etc.

Is it ok to say I live in fear of hearing one of my lectures played back to me? I shall have to learn to watch my tongue in future, methinks...

2 comments:

Roued said...

I understand the fear. A couple of weeks ago I went to the Dot Porter seminar in the digital classicists seminar row which was being recorded as a podcast.
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2008.html
At first I felt it a bit daunting but Simon Mahony said that any informal or silly questions could be asked when he turned it of afterwards. I thought this was a nice way of doing it.
It is a great resource to have afterwards but then again I guess you have to watch what you say to a certain extent. Also I guess one could fear that if people/students know it will be available as a podcast they won't bother turning up. hmmm pros and cons!

Melissa said...

Yes. I worry about "watching" myself lecture as well - part of the joy of it is that you can just rant and really get into the flow... a bit like speaking in tongues. But if I was watching myself, I'm not sure it would come as easy. And I would also have to watch which behind the scenes dont-tell-anyone anecdotes I get to tell...