Comprising of free educational content from some of the top universities, the Apple iTunes U app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch just got updated. Through this enhanced offering, iOS users will be able to access books as well as view presentations, lectures and assignments through their iDevices.
Besides allowing students to browse through a catalog of free educative data from universities such as Cambridge, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and K-12 school districts, the application is said to enable teachers to design lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabuses for users worldwide. They can also upload and distribute their own documents from Keynote, Pages, Numbers and books made with iBooks Author.
“The all-new iTunes U app enables students anywhere to tap into entire courses from the world’s most prestigious universities. Never before have educators been able to offer their full courses in such an innovative way, allowing anyone who’s interested in a particular topic to learn from anywhere in the world, not just the classroom,” expressed Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
Through the combination of the newly launched app with iBooks, all the aforementioned data is quickly accessible from the former. At the same time, the latter provides a convenient way to jot down notes. And by enabling push notifications, students are likely to stay updated with the latest class information. However, Apple states that some content is accessible only through an iPad.
The iTunes U app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad can be downloaded through the App Store for free.