iTunes U


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iTunes U

Apple's iTunes Store infrastructure, which is available free to public and private colleges and universities. Using Apple's development tools, the educational institution creates a custom iTunes U site that can be used internally by students or made public to everyone. Any educational content in the form of podcasts and videos is uploaded to the site and downloaded like regular iTunes to computers and iPhones. See iTunes.
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iTunes U was launched by Apple to provide free audio and video material to learners.
"Some of the world's best known and most highly respected universities have a presence on iTunes U and we are thrilled to be the first in Wales to make our mark."
Richard Tunstall, a senior lecturer at the Glamorgan Business School, is one of several academics to post his work on iTunes U. "As an academic community, our role is to share leading-edge knowledge and research that makes an impact with students, other researchers, businesses and the general public," he said.
iTunes U gives learners and anybody with a thirst for knowledge free access to a library of educational podcasts, similar to the way music-lovers have flexible access to music using Apple's iTunes Store.
Birmingham City University, an in-novatoin hi-tech teaching, has launched with more than 200 podcasts on iTunes U, with more to follow.
Using iTunes U, digital material can be easily downloaded on to mobile technology, such as the iPod or iPhone, or simply viewed on a PC or Mac.
Warwick University chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift said: "iTunes U is an important resource for the university, allowing us to share our outstanding academic research and teaching community with learners and academics worldwide.
"Warwick has always prided itself on the interplay between staff and students, research and teaching, academcs, policy-makers and the interdisciplinary environment in which new ideas and inquiries flourish and iTunes U is an important way for us to bring new communities of interest to the academic conversation."
The iTunes U service is at http://itunes.warwick.ac.uk.
So far Arizona State University; Bowdoin College (Maine); Concordia Seminary (Mo.); Duke; Michigan Tech; MIT; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Otis College of Art and Design (Calif.); Penn State; Queen's University in Ontario; Seattle Pacific University; Stanford; Texas A&M; UC, Berkeley; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and University of South Florida have joined the iTunes U ranks.
Computer company Apple has introduced iTunes U, an area within its online iTunes Store, offering free content including language lessons, course lectures, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours from US universities and colleges such as UC Berkeley, Stanford University, MIT and Duke University.
Apple worked with US universities and colleges to create iTunes U and claimed the feature makes it easier to extend learning, gain more information about a school, look at interests and remain connected with an alma mater.