Law on iTunes U

Posted in Teaching on January 4th, 2011 by steve

“A couple of years ago I posted on the few offerings about law that were available on iTunes U, Apple’s semi-successful attempt to corral some serious podcasts and videos. I’ve had another look and find that the corpus has grown …” (more)

[Simon Fodden, slaw, 3 January]

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Open University claims record iTunes downloads

Posted in Teaching on June 29th, 2010 by steve

“The Open University is claiming a world record for the number of iTunes downloads – as the first to reach 20 million. Universities around the world are now distributing material through the iTunes U educational area of the online service …” (more)

[Sean Coughlan, BBC News, 29 June]


A really open university

Posted in Teaching on October 19th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Have you heard of iTunes U? Well, if you are interested in learning in innovative ways, you should have a look. You can read about it here, but the basic concept is that universities can upload content for distribution on iTunes, generally for free. You will need to have iTunes (which is also free), but that’s all. On the front page of the iTunes Store, scroll to the bottom where you will find a link to iTunes U, and after that you are right into the content …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 18 October]

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‘iTunes university’ better than real-life lectures

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2009 by steve

“University students have got a new excuse to skip classes— podcast lectures. According to a new study, university students who download a podcast lecture achieve substantially higher exam results than those who attend the lecture in person. With Podcasted lectures, or ‘iTunes university’, the students can replay difficult parts of a lecture and take better notes. ‘It isn’t so much that you have a podcast, it’s what you do with it,’ New Scientist quoted Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, who led the study, as saying. Apple’s iTunes university was launched less than two years ago and offers college lectures on everything from Proust to particle physics to students and the public …” (more)

[, 19 February]

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