The University of Florida has begun offering college news as a regular podcast.

It's the latest higher education institution to experiment with the technology.

In the UK, Coventry University has begun offering lectures as podcasts in an attempt to help today's generation of working students keep up-to-date.

In Florida, associate vice president for marketing and public relations Joe Hice, said: "On a large campus like ours, it is important to provide as many options as possible to our students, faculty and staff to receive university news."

Beginning this autumn the University will begin podcasting weekly updates of campus events.