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UA on iTunes U
Tue, 2009-08-11 10:39 — maritzaq
iTunes U is a featured section in Apple Computer's iTunes Store. Along with its for-fee content, Apple provides access to tens of thousands of free educational resources through iTunes U. In June 2011, there were over 400 colleges and universities from North American and around the world providing audio and video tracks viewed and/or downloaded to your own computer. In addition to colleges and universities, there are over 100 museums, historical societies, archives and K-12 schools also involved. The content is exceptional.
To access the UA's iTunes U public site, go to itunes.arizona.edu and click on the blue button to open your computer's copy of Apple's free iTunes software. This takes you to the UA's iTunes U main page. If you do not have a copy of iTunes, you will be prompted to connect to Apple's website to download and install it.
Our UA iTunes U installation provides access to a wide range of UA digital audio and video content. Some of the UA's most popular public lectures are featured, such as the College of Science lecture series, Steward Observatory public evening lecture series, Department of Linguistics invited speakers lectures, and course lectures. Our participation is truly an outstanding part of the UA's outreach efforts to the State. In addition to the UA's public iTunes U site we have a private iTunes U site. The private site is used when course content must be restricted to only students in the class, such as courses at the College of Medicine
As described in our Podcasting section, faculty and instructors can record their course lectures and make them available to students on iTunes U. Faculty doing this report that their students are enormously appreciative - and they are not cutting classes. OIA's Web Development and Emerging Technologies Team provides digital recording devices for faculty interested in capturing audio of their lectures for iTunes U or we can connect you with staff who will create a workflow that simples lecture capture.
Apple's iTunes U is an exceptional educational resource. Visit it to find audio and video from institutions like MIT, Stanford, and Duke to enrich your own courses.