How I record my lectures

Each year as I teach my undergraduate virology course, I record each lecture and put them online where they are freely accessible. You can find the 2013 lectures here at virology blog and on iTunes U. The complete 2012 course lectures are also available (virology blog and iTunes). And don’t forget Virologia en Español, a translation of my 2012 lectures. Apple announced Thursday that over 1 billion lectures have been downloaded from iTunes U, and I’m pleased to have contributed – my 2012 virology course has over 75,000 subscribers!

A student in my virology course approached me recently to thank me for making the lectures available online, and wondered why other professors did not so the same. To help out my teaching colleagues, I have prepared a brief video tutorial on how I record my lectures. As always I am happy to respond to questions:

I believe that professors should share their courses online free of charge. Such distribution is not likely to impact enrollment – indeed if the courses are great, it will encourage enrollment – and will help educate everyone, which is always a good outcome. So check out my video and start recording!

Virology lecture #9: Replication of DNA virus genomes

Download: .wmv (352 MB) | .mp4 (74 MB)

Presented by guest lecturer Saul Silverstein, Ph.D.

Visit the virology W3310 home page for a complete list of course resources.

Virology lecture #8: Translation

Download: .wmv (298 MB) | .mp4 (65 MB)

My apologies for the poor audio in this lecture: I neglected to turn on my lapel mic and the entire session was recorded on the microphone in my laptop – which was across the room.

Visit the virology W3310 home page for a complete list of course resources.