iTunes U - iTunes U is a section of the iTunes Store where users can download free educational course content from many colleges and universities, non-profit educational institutions, and K-12 organizations.
The content, which includes course lectures, lab demos, sports items, and campus tours, comes as audio and video files. The downloads are free. Content from 300 colleges and universities worldwide is available. A list of all participating schools can be found in iTunes here.
When it launched, iTunes U featured content from the following colleges and universities:
Broome Community College
Otis College of Art and Design
Reformed Theological Seminary
Univ. of South Florida
The program also includes content from non-higher-ed institutions, such as the 92nd St. Y, Public Radio International, The Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian Folkways. This content can be accessed directly in iTunes here.
Some K-12 educational content is also available from various state departments of education and international education organizations. This content is available in iTunes here.
iTunes U Compatibility
Audio files downloaded from iTunes U are in the MP3 format, so they're compatible with any device that plays MP3s, not just iTunes or the iOS. Check out this tip on using iTunes U podcasts with Android.
May 30, 2007