Higher Education Podcasts


      Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-75: Building Dynamic Websites     show

Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-75: Building Dynamic Websites Join Now to Follow

Today's websites are increasingly dynamic. Pages are no longer static HTML files but instead generated by scripts and database calls. User interfaces are more seamless, with technologies like Ajax replacing traditional page reloads. This course teaches students how to build dynamic websites with Ajax and with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP), one of today's most popular frameworks. Students learn how to set up domain names with DNS, how to structure pages with XHTML and CSS, how to program in JavaScript and PHP, how to configure Apache and MySQL, how to design and query databases with SQL, how to use Ajax with both XML and JSON, and how to build mashups. The course explores issues of security, scalability, and cross-browser support and also discusses enterprise-level deployments of websites, including third-party hosting, virtualization, colocation in data centers, firewalling, and load-balancing. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by David J. Malan of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Visit http://cs75.tv/2009/fall/ for more material, including prior semesters and other courses.

By David J. Malan


      Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet     show

Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet Join Now to Follow

This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by being turned on. Designed for students who use computers and the Internet every day but don't fully understand how it all works, this course fills in the gaps. Through lectures on hardware, software, the Internet, multimedia, security, privacy, website development, programming, and more, this course "takes the hood off" of computers and the Internet so that students understand how it all works and why. Through discussions of current events, students are exposed also to the latest technologies. This is OpenCourseWare, licensed by Dan Armendariz and David J. Malan of Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Visit http://computerscience1.tv/2010/spring/ for more material, including prior semesters and other courses.

By Dan Armendariz and David J. Malan

The Global Cable show

The Global CableJoin Now to Follow

Welcome to the Global Cable, a brand new podcast at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. In it, we discuss the world's most pressing challenges and the people who work on them! You should listen to this show if you: - Find foreign affairs and international politics interesting. - Want great career advice from experts. - Want to sound smart at your next dinner party.

By Perry World House

This Week in Parasitism show

This Week in ParasitismJoin Now to Follow

TWiP is a monthly netcast about eukaryotic parasites. Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier, science Professors from Columbia University, deconstruct parasites, how they cause illness, and how you can prevent infections.

By Vincent Racaniello

Inside PA Training show

Inside PA TrainingJoin Now to Follow

How do you get into physician assistant school? What's it like once you're there? What is physician assistant medicine like as a career? It's a burgeoning field, and this podcast answers all these questions about it, and more.

By Inside PA Training

Naked Astronomy - From the Naked Scientists show

Naked Astronomy - From the Naked ScientistsJoin Now to Follow

We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.

By The Naked Scientists

Naked Archaeology show

Naked ArchaeologyJoin Now to Follow

Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the Naked Archaeologists as they undress the past...

By Diana O'Carroll, The Naked Scientists

MusTech.net's Technological Music & Musings Show! show

MusTech.net's Technological Music & Musings Show!Join Now to Follow

This podcast is the most fun you will ever have- listening to Joe and Darren banter back and forth you'd never know you were getting schooled! They rant, they rave, they put out great information and a great show for anyone who is interested in technology and the latest industry music BUZZ! The PODCAST QUALITY IS SUPERB and the DIALOG IS FANTASTIC! audio, midi, industry, music, education, technology, news

By Dr. Joseph M. Pisano

Take Off show

Take OffJoin Now to Follow

A series from Hungary, featuring students' stories as well as classics like The Catcher in the Rye and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

By Jozsef Horvath

The Recognized Expert Marketing Show show

The Recognized Expert Marketing ShowJoin Now to Follow

Become the recognized authority in your field. Listen to best selling authors tell all!

By Bob Sommers