At Stanford University and a British Open University held a conference respectively on Monday and Tuesday said they download more than 50 million content online from iTunes U, and make a landmark achievement.
Stamford iTunes U senior project manager Brent Izutsu said "this (50 million download) indicates that the desire for high quality education content is strong. More people find content to supplement their education on the Internet, the demand will continue to grow." And the British Open University's vice principal Martin Bean said that the diversity of their new idea of iBook give students more development space, students' learning way more diverse, can explore a broader space.
Apple iTunes U released the formal application in independent in January, really become a learning tools. As the content university and the school offers become more and more, registered users also more and more. This type of application to enhance the ease use of iTunes, the user can obtain all iTunes U content through this type of application, and make it convenient for education workers to manage all digital classrooms content.
Afer the new application released, the British Open University is Europe's first school with user registration number more than 1 million, at present the online download content Open University provide every day has more than 40000 times.
The content Stanford university and Open University provide is only a small portion of apple iTunes U. Total In the iTunes U has more than 1000 famous university (including duke university, Yale university, MIT, etc) of more than 50 free lectures, books, and video.
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