Apple shares common goals with education—to advance teaching, learning, and research through innovation, and to engage and empower students. Students, as well as instructors and staff, expect a campus environment that accommodates their digital lifestyle, adapts to their individual learning and teaching needs, and encourages collaboration and teamwork. iTunes U provides a way to meet all these expectations.
Based on the same easy-to-use technology as the iTunes Store, iTunes U features Apple simplicity and portability and is designed as a service for institutions to manage a broad range of audio, video, PDF, and ePub content, and to make it available quickly and easily to students, instructors, staff, and alumni.
iTunes U offers an experience similar to using the iTunes Store. In fact, because iTunes U pages are displayed within the iTunes application itself, just like iTunes Store pages, navigating within iTunes U is much like navigating within the iTunes Store. For information on how to use iTunes or the iTunes Store, in iTunes, choose Help > iTunes Help.
With iTunes U, users can access educational content, including lectures and interviews, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Users can browse content and download it to their computers, Mac or PC, regardless of their location. They can then listen to and view that content on their computers or transfer the content to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad for listening or viewing on the go.
With the iTunes U easy-to-use interface and web services, instructors and staff can easily post, change, and share content on their own without impacting their IT department. Instructors can also set a page to allow students to upload their own content for review or to share with other students in the class.
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