Speaking of Stanford, the university has announced an agreement with Apple to produce free podcasts of lectures, student music, play-by-play of its football games and more. There’s already a ton of content in the iTunes store, including lectures from the Technology Ventures Program. (Note: You apparently can’t access the Stanford content directly from the iTunes store. You have go through the Stanford iTunes site first.) Educators in many places have embraced podcasting to make their lectures, etc. more easily accessible. But Stanford’s inititaive seems the most ambitious. It’s also seems to be a smart move by Apple, especially given Yahoo’s attempt to cultivate an audience for its music service among Stanford students.

(Thanks to colleague Jessie Seyfer for the pointer.)