As part of Apple’s education event today in New York City, Eddy Cue took to the stage to announce a standalone iTunes U app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app will bring easier access to the thousands of lectures and free education content. The app will also allow professors and teachers to announce assignments and updates to their classes.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
Free courses in a wide array of subjects
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad
The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress
Can’t wait to try out iTunes U, finally we get easy access to all of this wonderful free content. The universal app requires iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5.3 (available now) for syncing to your computer.
Click here to download iTunes U, it’s free.