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Apple's iTunes U hits one billion downloads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 01 Mar 2013 12:48 User comments (4)

Apple's iTunes U hits one billion downloads Apple has announced today that its iTunes U catalog has seen one billion downloads.
The catalog, full of thousands of free lectures, is available around the globe.

iTunes U is currently available in 30 countries and features lectures from 1200 universities and colleges along with another 1200 k-12 schools.

A few of the other milestones stated by Apple include there being "2,500 public courses in use and "thousands" of private courses with some courses having 250,000 people enrolled in them.

"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."

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22.3.2013 13:16

Ones day school will be done mostly online .

Hack a bit, invest a bit, work a bit, jerk a bit

32.3.2013 22:50

Positive press from apple thats a first. Might offset the child labor complaints.

46.3.2013 09:04

Make me think that it's mostly just an indexer site of already readily available existent lectures and courses. There are other indexing sites too. Apple is just claiming credit for them...not like they've ever done that before. :)

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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