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Apple's bold plan to remake public education by using the iPad and eBooks instead of textbooks, and some slick apps for school teachers and authors

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Apple iTunes-U

  1. 1. iPad Mac iPod touch and iPhone iTunes U Profiles Resources If you’re an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school, now you have an easy way to design anddistribute complete courses featuring audio, video, books, and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. converted by
  2. 2. An entire course in one app.The free iTunes U app gives students access to all the materials for your course in iTunes U appa single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read booksand view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check Download nowthem off as they’re completed. And when you send a message or create a newassignment, students receive a push notification with the new information. 1Learn more about the new iTunes U appEverything works together.The iTunes U app integrates with iBooks, iCloud, and other apps to make it easy for students to keep up with yourcourse. For example, new iBooks textbooks 2 and other books for the course are available right from the app,where students can tap them to start reading the assigned chapter. Notes taken in iBooks are consolidated foreasy reviewing in the iTunes U app. If an assignment includes watching part of a video, one tap goes straight to aspecific spot in the video. And iTunes U keeps documents, notes, highlights, and bookmarks up to date acrossmultiple devices. converted by
  3. 3. Building a course is easy. iTunes U CourseTo create a course, simply gather all the materials you need Materialsand follow the easy step-by-step instructions in the iTunes U Audio and videoCourse Manager — a web-based tool accessible from abrowser. Courses can include a syllabus, handouts, quizzes, Presentationsand other items. All of the course materials that you upload will Documentsbe hosted by Apple and available to anyone taking yourcourse. You can pull content and links from the Internet, PDFsiBookstore, App Store, and iTunes Store. Or you can gathermaterial from among the 500,000-plus resources at iTunes U, iBooks textbooks for iPadincluding audio and video content from museums, universities, ePub bookscultural institutions, and more. Once the course is ready, it’s asnap to distribute it to anyone who’s interested in the topic — iOS appswhether in your class or anywhere in the world. Web links converted by
  4. 4. Share your content with anyone. Anywhere in the world. When you create and distribute a course on iTunes U, you’ll join a large and growing community of schools and institutions that are sharing their content with students and lifelong learners all over the world. iTunes U includes Stanford, Yale, Oxford, and UC Berkeley , along with other distinguished institutions such as MoMA, New York Public Library, and more. Students can use iTunes on their computer or the iTunes U app on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to browse and download over 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects. Get started with iTunes U. K-12 school districts, universities, and colleges in 26 countries can create and distribute courses on iTunes U. To get started, build your team and decide which content you’ll distribute. Sign up Questions? Visit the iTunes U support site and read our guidelines: iTunes U Public Site Manager Guidelines Course Creation Guidelines Marketing Your iTunes U Site Apple Education Pricing Volume Purchase Program College students and parents buying for a The Apple Volume Purchase Program allows college student, as well as K-12 and higher educational institutions to purchase iOS apps education faculty and staff, are eligible for special and books in volume and distribute them to their pricing on Mac and more. users. Learn more Learn more 1. An iTunes Store account is required to access iTunes U course materials. Create an iTunes account. 2. iBooks textbooks are readable only on iPad. Apple in Education iTunes UShop the Apple Online Store (1-800-MY-APPLE), visit an Apple Retail Store, or find a reseller. Apple Info Site Map Hot News RSS Feeds Contact UsCopyright © 2012 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use Privacy Policy converted by