Apple’s online educational catalog, iTunes U, updated its app and website on Wednesday by adding enhanced features to make it even more convenient for students and educators.
Now, educators have the ability to distribute courses privately and invite students to take them. Any teacher can signup to offer courses via iTunes U.
Launched in 2007, iTunes U allows member educational institutions to manage and share content for students.
Shortly after the new iPad was unveiled in March, the iTunes U app was touted as being able to bring online classes to mobile. Through the app, teachers can upload a course syllabus, arrange audio, video and iBooks onto iTunes U. Also introduced on Wednesday are “powerful new note taking features for audio and video let students easily search their notes.”
In January, six universities created more than 100 free courses available on iTunes U. Since that time, there have been more than 14 million downloads of the iTunes U app and more than 700 new k-12 schools and districts, as well as 125 colleges and universities that have enrolled in iTunes U.
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July 25, 2012