Stanford has announced Stanford on iTunes, which provides 'university-related audio content' on iTunes. The project provides a public site, designed primarily for alumni, which includes faculty lectures, music by students and staff, learning materials and sports. Another site is access-restricted for students, delivering course-based material.
I'm listening to Dr. Andrea Lunsford as I'm writing this. She's discussing the book Who's Irish?, a book of short stories by Gish Jen, on Stanford's Book Salon. She is being interviewed about the book and although the item – which includes a reading from the book – is only eight minutes in length I'm learning a lot about the author and the book itself. Andrea Lunsford is an excellent scholar and teacher and I'm delighted to have had the opportunity of hearing her discuss Gish Jen's work.
The Faculty lecture series includes a wide variety of topics, from political science to chemistry. Stanford's project is another example of Universities providing course material and public lectures. It's free: and it's excellent.