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iTunes U: use iTunes WITH or WITHOUT an iPod to study University Courses.



You can get iTunes for FREE from Apple. Besides being a Complete CD and Music Library Solution, you can get free "Podcasts" whether or not you own an iPod.

Apple Computers has set up a Deal with several Universities to Provide education Services.

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It all starts with learning.

Apple shares common goals with education — to advance teaching, learning, and research through innovation, and to engage and empower students. Students expect a campus environment that accommodates their digital lifestyle, adapts to their individual learning needs, and encourages collaboration and teamwork. Introducing a way to simplify and meet all these needs — iTunes U.

Education beyond the classroom.

iTunes U* is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that provides easy access to their educational content, including lectures and interviews, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on the same easy-to-use technology of the iTunes Store, iTunes U also offers typical Apple simplicity and portability. Through iTunes U, students can download content to their Macs or PCs, regardless of their location. They can listen to and view that content on their Mac or PC, or transfer it to iPod for listening or viewing on the go. Instructors can easily post and change content on their own without impacting the IT department. And, of course, students can upload their own content to share with professors or with the class.

It stands out. And fits in.

iTunes U is the easiest, most powerful way to manage a broad range of audio or video content and make it available quickly and easily to students, faculty, and staff. And it is the only application that supports the overwhelmingly popular iPod. iTunes U complements other higher education online learning systems, leveraging existing investments in technology infrastructures.** And thanks to Apple’s hardware and software integration and management tools, it all works together.

Sound academics. Legal music.

In addition to providing a great conduit for digital academic content, iTunes is also the largest source of legal digital music available online. So students can buy and download music that has both educational and entertainment value, with all copyrights honored and the full support of the music industry.
 
iTunes U at a glance

    * Learning to go. Provide easy access to educational content, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    * Proven and Scalable. Based on the iTunes Store.
    * Easy to learn, use, and administer. Supports secure web-based standards for authentication and authorization.
    * Part of an end-to-end solution. iTunes U is a fully integrated part of Apple’s end-to-end solution for creating, managing, distributing, and accessing educational content.
    * You are in control. Site administrators can require authorized users to sign-on securely. For course managers, iTunes U includes easy-to-use online editing tools.
    * One-click iPod support. It’s the only content management and distribution system that offers one-click support for transferring content to iPod.
    * Integrated podcasting support. Automatically generate a podcast feed from within any course.
    * Protects your online learning investments. iTunes U complements learning management systems, including Blackboard, WebCT, and Sakai. Students can access iTunes U content from within these systems with one click.**


OK folks: if you have iTunes already Installed the Following links will open iTunes in Music Store mode and the Standard iTunes Music Store will be replaced with an ALL FREE Store of downloadable 'Podcasts' from that university - each one being the next Lecture in the Series. (With many courses featured and MANY Lectures in each course!) If you do NOT have iTunes installed you will get an error (unhandled link type).


iTunes U at UC Berkeley - the web site is at http://itunes.berkeley.edu/

iTunes U at Stanford - the web site is at http://itunes.stanford.edu/

iTunes U at Fuqua School of Business - the web site is at http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/itunes/


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