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iTunes U gets dedicated area within iTunes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 May 2007 15:30 User comments (4)

iTunes U gets dedicated area within iTunes This morning, Apple announced the launch of iTunes U as its own dedicated area of the bigger iTunes store. iTunes U offerss free content from leading US colleges and universities including Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, Duke and MIT.
"It's just an amazing way for lifelong learners to get more material," said Chris Bell, Apple's director of worldwide marketing for iTunes. "This really opens up the world of digitial education."

iTunes U was created to make it easier for colleges and universities to post audio and video content online and has come a long way. Students can download the content to Macs and PCs and then can choose to sync it to their iPods.

Until today, iTunes U content had been available only on a need to know basis and you needed to know the specific URL in order to view the content. Today's announcement opens the doors to to all iTune Store users.

Some of the content includes lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours.


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4 user comments

130.5.2007 17:59

Useful. I wonder how many schools are allowed into this club though.

230.5.2007 19:48

This is a great addition to Itunes. This is what they should be working on not DRM crap just ways in which to make it an educational tool.

331.5.2007 7:22

Correct me if I'm wrong, but seem to remember hearing that this school as well as several other of these iv league schools are responsible for an overwhelming number of illegal downloads. Seems like doing this would only encourage people not to pay for music.

428.6.2007 5:59

Will this be exclusive to copyright infringing schools only, or can law abiding universities join as well?

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