“The University of California, Berkeley, has given tech-savvy students another reason not to go to class — some of their lectures are now available to hear and watch on an iPod,” The San Francisco Business Times reports. “The university, which has about 32,800 students, said Tuesday that it made a deal with Apple Computer Inc. to put some 30 of its courses on Apple’s iTunes music store. Students and the public can download them through the university’s ‘Berkeley on iTunes U’ site.”
“Once someone signs up for the first lecture in a course, later lectures will automatically be delivered to that person’s computer for downloading,” The San Francisco Business Times reports.
Full article here.
Apple’s iTunes U is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that provides easy access to educational content, including lectures and interviews 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through iTunes U, users can download content to their Macs or PCs regardless of their location. They can then listen to and view content on their Mac or PC or transfer that content to iPod for listening or viewing on the go.
More about Apple’s “iTunes U” here.
UC Berkeley’s iTunes U website: http://itunes.berkeley.edu/
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Apple expands free, hosted ‘iTunes U’ service for colleges and universities – January 24, 2006