iTunes U, by Apple itself, is an educational app that gives you instant and even free access to complete courses from top universities, among many other schools. iTunes U also has the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content right at your finger tips! This app isn’t just useful to an eager college student. High schoolers will be surprised at what they can learn, too! What about someone who’s not a student? What if you’re just interested in brushing up on the Spanish you use to know so well? iTunes U can help you, too!
iTunes U breaks down the featured-category by what has been newly released, the top ten and also by genre, making it simple to find something you’ll be interested in. What if you already know exactly what you’re looking for? Then I’d suggest going right to the browse-category. Once you choose between Higher Ed, K-12 or other, you can scroll through everything offered alphabetically. If that’s still too much for you, you can simply tap the search-category and type in the title you want to find. Once you make your choice, you can tap on it to see what it offers. Many options will offer a course, as well as the course materials to go along with it. You can read through the description and course outline, and even download numerous lectures! iTunes U is a must-have study tool for me, and anyone else who’s wanting and willing to learn!
iTunes lists iTunes U’s features as such:
Free courses in a wide array of subjects.
- Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools.
- See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them.
- 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 new iBooks textbooks for iPad.
- Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Mail, and Messages.
The world’s largest catalog of free education content.
- Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology.
- Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford,
UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress.