ITunes U

So iTunes u is a program on iTunes where many different colleges and universities put classes online. These podcasts, classes, assignments, and videos are put up by professors at colleges and universities such as Harvard or Yale. Although you may not be able to receive credit towards your degree with these courses, they do teach some valuable information on a broad range of subjects. I have made a goal to take one course a day.

Not only is this app free to use but you can also create courses, on an apple device of course. These courses are from leading universities and other schools and is the world’s largest digital catalog of free educational content. This app can be used as a tool to help you learn anytime whether its on the go or in the comfort of your home. It also allows you to share the classes you have taken with other people on Facebook or Twitter. You can interact with others in discussions about the material you are all learning.

This app is similar to black board.

• Students participating in private courses can pose questions on the course or any post or assignment
• Other students in the class can jump into the discussion and ask more questions or provide answers
• Teachers and students can keep up with the conversation when they receive push notifications as the discussion progresses
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and iBooks textbooks
• Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, Mail, and Messages

The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 750,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 30 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, LaTrobe University, University of Tokyo, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress

Create courses on iPad
• Teachers can now create and update their courses using the iTunes U app on their iPad—getting started is fast, simple, and completely free
• Provide every student a course outline, write posts, distribute assignments, upload class materials, easily track participating students, and much more
• Take advantage of the built in camera on iPad to easily capture photos or videos and upload them for course assignments
• Create materials using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—or other apps from the App Store—and add them to your course by using “Open in iTunes U” from within each app
• Teachers affiliated with qualified institutions have the option to publish their courses to the iTunes U Catalog—making them available to everyone for free

What you need?????? ………. Not much. 
• Participating in courses require iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or later
• Creating courses require iPad with iOS 7 or later
• An Apple ID set up for use on the iTunes Store
• iTunes 10.5.2 or later is required to sync with a computer

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