What is iTunes U
iTunes U is a vast learning resource offering free educational content that users can download from Apple's iTunes Store straight to their computer or mobile devices. The Open University joined iTunes U in 2008, making available a range of high quality audio-visual assets used in their courses. Featuring over 280 albums with content from more than 136 courses, the OU on iTunes U reflects the diversity and strength of the University's curriculum and academic brand.
A fantastic learning experience on offer
Along with audio-visual course content, the repository features specially commissioned topical pieces in which academic experts contextualise events and anniversary-led content within a knowledge framework; for example, the re-launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the 40th anniversary of the Internet and the 250th anniversary of Handel. The OU on iTunes U also showcases OU Research, with a section devoted to research projects such as the OU in Africa project, aimed at extending teaching resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, and OU Life, which focuses on life and the student experience at The Open University.
What is the iTunes U Students' site?
The iTunes U Students' site provides registered students with audio and video content taken from the modules they are studying. It provides a fast and easy-to-use alternative platform from which to access course content.
Get Mobile with iTunes U
iTunes U on your iPad, iPod and iPhone
Open University content can also be downloaded straight to your iPad, iPod and iPhone via the iTunes Store. Details are available from Apple's website:
iTunes U on Android and other devices
Content from the OU on iTunes U can be downloaded to mobile devices that use other operating systems, such as Android. For further information please refer to your specific device manufacturer or service provider.