Apple Touts iTunes U Success
Article by George Norman
On 26 Aug 2010
Cupertino-based software developer Apple has recently announced that iTunes U, a specialized area of the Apple iTunes store meant to allow Higher Education institutions to released audio and visual content, is a big success. According to Apple, has grown at an unprecedented rate and has become one of the most popular online educational.

“iTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content from many of the world’s top institutions,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “With such a wide selection of educational material, we’re providing iTunes users with an incredible way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.”

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Apple backed these claims of unprecedented growth with some concrete figures. In the 3 years iTunes U has been around, more than 300 million downloads have been recorded. In the three years iTunes U has been around, it attracted more than 800 universities from all over the world. All these universities have active iTunes U sites. iTunes U provides access to more than 350,000 audio and video files from international educational.

Among the universities that iTunes U has attracted we can find big names such as Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne and Université de Montréal.

Let’s do a little recap:
- More than 3 million iTunes U downloads recorded
- More than 800 international universities have active iTunes U sites.
- More than 350,000 audio and video files served through iTunes U.


“Created in collaboration with colleges and universities, iTunes U makes it easy to extend learning, explore interests or learn more about a school. A dedicated area within the iTunes Store, iTunes U offers users public access to content from world class institutions. iTunes U gives anyone the chance to experience university courses, lab demonstrations, sports highlights, campus tours and special lectures,” said Apple in a press release.



Tags: Apple, iTunes, iTunes U, Universities
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