By Mark Winegar on Tue, 07/17/2012
iTunes U offers free mobile learning at it's best!
Apple Computer offers up a very friendly way to learn. First, you select the subjects you wish to learn. No worries about applying to the school. Just subscribe to the course. You're accepted and studying at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, or your local community college.
There's no commuting to campus! You study on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or on your computer using iTunes. Learn sitting at your desk or dining room table, kicking back on the couch, or jogging around the park. It's your choice!
Road warriors can take classes with them wherever they travel because there is no classroom!
Kiss boring lectures goodbye! Information is conveyed in audio or video podcasts and you at the helm. You can pause, rewind, fast forward, speed up, and slow down the presentation. Watch the podcasts as often as you like!
There are no scheduling conflicts either! You choose when to study. Parents can learn after their children are asleep. Commuters can study while using mass transit. Time is simply not an issue!
It's great for homeschoolers too!
iTunes U has the world's largest online catalog of free educational opportunities! There are over 500,000 resources including presentations, videos, books, and more. Choose courses from hundreds of accredited universities, colleges, and K-12 school districts like Harvard, Yale, MIT, UC Berkely, and Oxford.
All of your course materials are on your own web device.
Learn at your own speed!
Motivated students are free to work at their own speed and remain challenged while others can take the time they need to master a topic before moving on to the next. You can use iTunes U to supplement or replace tradtional courses.
Apple packs an entire
course education into one app!
"The free iTunes U app gives students access to all the materials for your course in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. And when you send a message or create a new assignment, students receive a push notification with the new information." - Apple Computer
It works well on both my iPhone 4 and iPad.
My only question is "What r u w8ing 4?".
iTunes U is a free service of the iTunes Store. You can download the iPhone and iPad apps at the Apps Store.