Thursday, 27 October 2011

iTunes U

Currently iTunes has expanded into iTunes U. iTunes U brings the power of the iTunes store to education with the intentions of making it simple to distribute information to students and faculty. iTunes U consists of everything from lectures, language lessons, films, labs, audio books and video. Approximately 800+ universities and colleges have active iTunes U sites (Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley)(Apple Inc., 2011).

In my opinion, I believe that this is an interesting idea that iTunes has established. My first instinct would be that the company would branch into the education sector, and would stick to their primary focus which is media and technology. However iTunes has proven to be an application that has connected countless amounts of different people and networks together. A large part of education is brining different people and networks together so when you think of it this way the two go hand in hand quite nicely.

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