If special circumstances prevent you from coming to class, consider using podcasts to broadcast your teaching. A podcast is “a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word usurped webcast in common vernacular, due to rising popularity of the iPod and the innovation of web feeds.” (Wikipedia entry on podcast) On a campus where the ownership of iPod/iPhone/iPad is almost ubiquitous, it really makes sense to make more frequent use of podcasts.
This would be a perfect way for you to make up for your class due to the Martin Luther King holiday.
Based on the length of your lecture, the platform you use, the source of your video or audio, many options exist for you to create and host your podcast content. Our most frequently used hosting service is iTunesU which we can set up for you upon request.
For instructions to create and publish your podcast content, please visit our post about do-it-yourself instructional media.