While I'm totally grooving with finding new uses for podcasting, every now and again I find something that I just don't get. This is one of those times.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Engineering Assistance Center and the Faculty Innovation Center have created a way for the iPod generation to receive tips on job hunting through their headphones.
Oook. So, what do these podcasts offer?
The podcasts include counselors giving students information and tips about job opportunities, interviews and career fairs
Hmmm. Nope, don't get it. I think that one of the areas where text trumps audio or video is where tables of data is present. The best way to provide dates of career fairs, job opportunities, or interviewing techniques is via text. Sitting on the bus trying to scribble down interview dates doesn't seem like all that fun to me.
I will say that it sounds like there might be a little more to it than I'm making out, though:
The assistance center podcasts are different from audio podcasts because they offer other features, such as a slideshow presentation with graphics and hyperlinks,
I'm just not convinced that this is a good candidate for a podcast.