Apple and Stanford University open ‘Stanford on iTunes’ to the public

“In an unprecedented move, Stanford University is collaborating with Apple Computer to allow public access a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition. No need to live on campus. No need even to be a student. The nearly 500 tracks that constitute “Stanford on iTunes” are available to anyone willing to spend the few minutes it takes to download them from the Internet,” Kate DuBose Tomass reports for Forbes.

“While a number of other universities are now using iTunes to distribute class-specific content to their students, including Duke University, Drexel University’s School of Education and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Stanford is the first to make a substantial amount of recorded university events available to the public at large,” Tomass reports.

Full article here.

Stanford on iTunes: http://itunes.stanford.edu/

Click to launch iTunes to see the video of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address

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16 Comments

  1. Just downloaded Steve J’s commencement address. I had saved a printed copy, but it’s so much better with video.

    Hopefully a lot of universities will join in, providing a wide range of options, from speeches to classroom lectures. Yep, classroom lectures for free for those that want to learn. No degree, but a lot of knowledge. It’s a concept that should be right up there with “publish or perish” at universities everywhere.

    And it took Apple go get it started.

    MDN Magic Word: start

  2. Do they offer an MP3 of Bart and Homer Simpson teasing Lisa when she lost her scholarship? “You’re going to Stanford! You’re going to Stanford” “Stop it! STOP IT!!”

  3. Hmmmm. Only offered through iTunes and only in AAC format. So I need an iPod to play it. Good… the monopolistic behavior grows. More ammo for future anti-trust action. Very good….

    Apple will save the world… as long as it morphs into Apple’s image.

    We shall see.

  4. Evil_MS_User:

    Actually all you need is iTunes. If you have to take it with you, then it will be easiest for you to have an iPod, but there again you could burn the tracks to CD and re-rip into another jukebox and download to an MP3 player you have. Not much ammo for anti-trust action, if you ask me.

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