Wednesday, 4 June 2008

UK Universities arrive at Itunes

Two of the UK's most prestigious universities have joined their American counterparts by offering free lecture movies and audio downloads via the Itunes digital music platform.

Content from UCL, the OU and from Trinity College Dublin can now be accessed for free, with plenty more material promised in the future.

A quick glance through the offerings shows UCL has a movie of face-blindness expert Brad Duchaine talking about what it is like to live in a world without face recognition (see screen-grab). As yet there doesn't appear to be any further psychology content from the UK and Irish universities, although the OU has plenty of sociology on offer. No doubt more psychology will be available soon - definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Post written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.


Thomas said...

Not sure whether it's to the psychological end of the spectrum, but there are a few neuroscience lectures up on the UCL pages too, under the 'public engagement' heading for some reason, rather than with the lunchtime lectures series.

Digest said...

thanks thomas - I'll check those out.

Anonymous said...

Trinity College - a UK university; I think not.

Digest said...

That's right anonymous, nothing gets past you - Trinity College is in Dublin, just as the post says.

Indeed, the post makes it clear that TWO UK Universities (OU and UCL) are now on Itunes, but it also then adds that Trinity College is now on Itunes as well.

I thought we should give our Irish friends a mention, especially given the close links between the psychological societies of Britain and Ireland.

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