Friday, December 3, 2010

Professor's Beatles podcast reaches second on iTunesU

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield are learning about The Beatles timeless tunes and impact on society in a unique way.

Professor Michael Cheney has created podcasts, which are now the second most downloaded on iTunes U.

According to a podcast is, " A pre-recorded audio program that's posted to a website and is made available for download so people can listen to them on personal computers or mobile devices."

Cheney is a communications professor at the Univerisity of Illinois Springfield and teaches online the online Liberal Studies class classes "The Beatles: Popular Music and Society".

The UIS professor has taught the class since 1999, but the started using the Podcast in 2005.

Cheney was featured in a December 2, 2010, report by WCIA-TV Channel 3.

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Watch the story on WCIA's website