Apple Announces iTunes U Content Tops One Billion Downloads

Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:57pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4429 views

Apple today announced that iTunes U content downloads have topped one billion.

iTunes U features the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content from top schools and prominent libraries, museums and organizations helping educators create courses including lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and more for iOS users around the world.

“It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “With the incredible content offered on iTunes U, students can learn like never before―there are now iTunes U courses with more than 250,000 students enrolled in them, which is a phenomenal shift in the way we teach and learn.”

More than 1,200 universities and colleges, and 1,200 K-12 schools and districts host over 2,500 public and thousands of private courses encompassing the arts, sciences, health and medicine, education, business and more. Leading universities including Duke, Yale, Cambridge, MIT and Oxford continue to extend their reach by enrolling more than 100,000 students in single iTunes U courses, with Stanford University and The Open University each surpassing 60 million content downloads. The Ohio State University’s Matthew “Dr. Fus” Stoltzfus’ General Chemistry course enrolled over 100,000 iTunes U students in the first year it was offered.

Over 60 percent of iTunes U app downloads originate from outside the US, giving schools of any size the ability to share their content with a worldwide audience. The unmatched global reach of iTunes U gives educators, like University of California, Irvine Professor Dan Stokols, international recognition and acclaim in their fields.

Educators can create iTunes U courses in 30 countries including recent additions: Brazil, South Korea, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. These courses, and other education content, can be accessed via the iTunes U app in 155 countries. In addition to thousands of individual iTunes U learning materials, over 75,000 educational apps are now available for iOS devices on the App Store. Additionally, with the free iBooks Author app on the Mac App Store, writers and publishers continue to bring ideas and stories to life sharing more than 10,000 original Multi-Touch books with the world.

You can get iTunes U for iPhone or iPad at the link below...

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FuriousWhite - February 28, 2013 at 4:17pm
It's off topic but I must say the new MacBook Pro retina became insanely shame since after apple adopted Samsung's ssd. They say the problem is underlying on adobe's flash framework, but how come I couldn't reproduce the same problem with a different brand's ssd product ??... Seriously, if any laptop or desktop that come with Samsung storage system, it all the time breaks down within a month or so, how could I rely on this piece of crap, MacBook Pro was just fine until they switched it with piece of crappy storage system from Samsung.. Even though they make good memories and mobile processors.. But their storage system is not reliable as hell
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