Mac Monday Ushers in B.Y.T.E. Week

Posted: January 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Monday, Jan. 12, B.Y.T.E. (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) week begins, leading off with two workshops for Mason faculty and staff presented by professionals from Apple Computers: Building Your First Web Application for iPhone and iPod Touch and iTunes U for Beginners.

The Mac workshops will be held between 10 a.m. and noon in Innovation Hall, Room 334, on the Fairfax Campus.

iTunes U, a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that provides easy access to educational content and outreach services and programs via podcast, has quietly been taking hold at Mason.

Mason’s iTunes U initiative is a partnership with Apple that allows instructors, administrators and affiliates to manage, distribute and control access to educational audio and video content using Apple’s iTunes Store infrastructure.

Accessible at, the service has already been used at Mason to record class lectures, student projects and conferences in a wide variety of subject areas.

It also provides access to the full library of Mason promotional videos produced by Web Communications.

Representatives of groups involved with podcasting at Mason on iTunes U will be on hand to answer questions throughout the Monday workshops.

These workshops will be followed with a beginner’s workshop on GarageBand by Will Rees, web designer and programmer in Web Communications.

To register for these or any other B.Y.T.E. workshop, see the IT training web site or call the Instructional Resource Center at 703-993-3141.

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