My alma mater, PhD venue and current employer, Trinity College Dublin, joined the world of iTunes U this month. As has the Open University, the only other institution that I have a qualification from. I love them both, but am particularly happy to see the TCD contribution, as I know some of the people involved in the project, both on the tech as well as the open-access-evangelising side, who have been plugging away at this for years. In particular, I can remember the reaction in some quarters when, in relation to a project I work for in the institution, we asked about putting podcasts on the server for internal use. We wouldn’t have got anywhere with that mini-project without their support, and their vision is coming to fruition with this announcement.

Thoughts from Karlin Lillington here and John Naughton here.

TCD on iTunes
OU on iTunes