iTunes University

The free iTunesU app provides an unlimited number of academic resources: more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books and other resources on thousands of subjects from world-wide experts. Often, faculty will find resources in iTunesU that are not only relevant but also current and engaging. For example, through iTunesU students can download a podcast of Colin Powell speaking on leadership.

Many of the iTunesU videos are aimed at delivering content knowledge. Instructors need to evaluate their expectations of the learning that will take place and the attention span of their class. Long videos are better for mature students. Alternatively, if shown in class these videos can be stopped and discussion can be pursued. Similarly, a list of questions that can be answered during the video will allow students to see the purpose, expectations, and deliverable of the video lecture.

To find out more about how to use iTunesU as an academic resource go to: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u