oxford’s apple podcasts site (formerly itunes u) launched in september 2008, featuring audio and video podcasts from across the university. it has been a great success – more than 28 million downloads so far, and currently reaching a worldwide audience of 185 countries.
we now have more than 5,360 hours of material online bringing oxford thinking to a broad global audience, whilst giving our current students, staff and alumni any-time access to browse a unique resource collection.
the activity is drawn from across the divisions e.g. english faculty (270+ podcasts), martin school (150+), politics and international studies (390+), centre for the environment (250+) and philosophy (400+).
这些材料是 在线，免费和公开可用. new materials are added by it services everyday. oxford is one of the largest of the contributors of materials to apple podcasts (formerly itunes u) with over 5,360 hours of materials online. all material available in oxford in apple podcasts (formerly itunes u) is also available in a parallel web site – //podcasts.ox.ac.uk
shakespeare's entire first folio, including original spelling, is being made available to download for free, as oxford university becomes one of the world’s first universities to add epubs to apple podcasts (formerly itunes u):
in september 2017, apple relocated their itunes u listings to fall within the general podcasts area of their itunes software. this means their itunes u area will no longer be a separate tab in the itunes software and easier for the general public and students to find within itunes.
the oxford on itunes u material is still arranged in the same way and all existing content can be found using the same links and searches. all the content is still grouped and available under an "oxford university" in the education section. all existing subscribers to series will still be able to receive new material.
this change will allow the material to be more easily viewed in mobile platforms such as the iphone and appletv. users can access your series collections using the apple podcasts app on iphone, ipad, and apple tv, and using itunes on a mac and pc.
the itunes store is apple's online digital media store where music and films can be downloaded using the itunes software. itunes u was an area within the store where an educational institution can provide its own collection of audio and visual material (such as lectures, talks and interviews). unlike the music and films, this material can be downloaded free of charge. the university launched its own site on itunes u in october 2008. 在此处下载itunes
no. all the podcasts can be downloaded to a computer and listened to or watched. you can also move these to a range of mobile devices capable of playing such files, e.g. mp3 players, ipods, and mobile phones. for more information on itunes please see //www.apple.com/support/itunes/
是的-我们有相同材料的网络版本，网址为 //podcasts.ox.ac.uk. the web version only requires a normal web browser on your pc, mac or linux system. this web version is ideal for situations where you cannot install the free itunes software.
the university of oxford is keen to reach out to a global audience with its vast wealth of audio and video material. our site features lectures and interviews with world-leading thinkers, news related material, and a video promoting our major fundraising campaign.
it also features podcasts about the application process, including selecting a course of study, choosing a college, and attending interviews.
the university of oxford’s website will remain the authoritative focal point for online information, including text and photos, as well as audio and video material, about the university.
however, the huge diversity of the university – with its many colleges, departments, faculties, and schools – means that it can be difficult for people to find all the audio and video material they are looking for. our site on apple podcasts will enable the public to navigate such material easily and quickly.
Please ensure that you have sought the permission of everyone featured in the recording, including any audience members who can be clearly identified - during a Q&A session for example. The best means of doing this is to inform the audience that the event is being recorded, and anyone wishing not to be included should indicate this at the start.
if anyone under the age of 18 is identifiable in your recording you will need their parents' or guardians' permission to publish the recording. if you cannot secure this permission the footage concerned will need to be removed.
it would be very helpful if you could also provide a high quality photo that reflects the content of your podcast, so that an ‘album cover’ can be made. the more appealing the image and the title of the podcast, the more likely people are to download it. please remember that you need the permission of the owner of the photograph, and if you are commissioning your own photography it is good practice to complete a 同意书.