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Lectures and knowledge on the demand anywhere by students – iTunes U Concept

Lectures and knowledge on the demand anywhere by students – iTunes U Concept

Mobile Learning and iTunes U – Thinking outside the classroom

Learning no longer happens only in the classroom. Students demand constant access to information and knowledge, no matter where they are. As a contribution to this, academic institutions are beginning to use iTunes U sites to distribute digital lessons to their students. This is the pioneer concept developed by Apple. However, we are waiting for others to follow up with their version of this, as more gadgets are being able to perform same things as iPhone and iPodTouch products are. However, learning from what Apple has done so far and offer the public of services and possibilities, makes it interesting to see how academic institutions have approached this concept and what their experience is with it so far.

First a little about Mobile Learning

Students are already coming to school with portable computers and devices such as an iPhone and iPod in their hand. So they’re used to gathering information on the web, getting their email, watching lectures, getting directions, or pinpointing exactly where their friends are — anytime and anywhere.

Now they can learn anytime and anywhere, too. As educators all over the world are discovering, mobile learning works. Students devour engaging, customized curricula when it’s delivered on the iPod or iPhone. It’s a familiar and essential part of their lives. Audio and video podcasts let students study at their own pace, wherever and whenever they want.

Then how Apple Makes Mobile Learning Happen

From portable computers and mobile devices to software and servers to iTunes U, Apple makes all the technology you need to make mobile learning a reality for your students.

Teachers are using iLife and iWork applications on the Mac to create customized educational materials, such as language lessons that students can listen to outside the classrooms. With the help of Podcast Producer and Wiki Server — both of which come with Mac OS X Server — IT department at the academic institution can help produce and distribute all kinds of multimedia content on iTunes U or a class wiki. Once the classroom presentations and lectures have been captured and published, students can download them from iTunes. Then they can transfer them to iPod or iPhone and take it all with them. And suddenly, any place can be a place to learn.

Concept from Apple is either Internal iTunes U Site

If you want to allow access only to members of your institution, you can host your own password-protected iTunes U site. This enables you to create and manage the content available on the site, while controlling who can access and download resources from it.

Because administrative access is integrated with Apple ID, it’s easy to set up and manage your site, and you can add more Apple ID accounts to share site management responsibilities. Or you can integrate with your identity management systems to scale out management and access to hundreds or thousands of users. By default, iTunes U supports Shibboleth (the standards-based, open source authentication system), or you can create customized transfer scripts to integrate with popular authentication systems, including Kerberos, LDAP, Active Directory, and others. Apple also provides templates you can customize with your own branding, and you can use tools such as RSS to easily add and remove content. To ensure compatibility, the media you provide should be in: AAC, MP3, MPEG-4, or PDF format.

Apple also offer the opportunity to make External iTunes U Site

You also have the option of making your course material available to all iTunes visitors — alongside content created by other institutions. External sites are also a great recruitment tool, offering an inexpensive way to explain the benefits your institution has to offer. With an open iTunes U presence, your institution will gain recognition, and a competitive edge,  as you reach out and share your knowledge with the world. Media should be in AAC, MP3, MPEG-4, or PDF format. As with internal sites, administrative access is controlled via Apple ID, and you can add more accounts to share site management responsibilities. Apple templates let you incorporate your own branding, and you can request browse/search integration to make it easier for visitors to find your content on iTunes and to extend the reach of the content you post. External iTunes U sites are not just available to universities. Many museums, public broadcasting stations, and state education organizations also make education content available to the world through iTunes U in the iTunes Store.

Some academic institutions have made a Mix of Both

Many schools choose to create both an internal site with a greater amount of course materials available exclusively to enrolled students with a user account and password; and an external site that provides a publicly accessible subset of those resources.

Some Examples of Academic Institutions present with  their iTunes U sites

Carnegie Mellon University
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/cmu.edu

Oxford University
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/ox-ac-uk-public

Cambridge University
itms://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/cam-ac-uk-public

Open University     
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.open.ac.uk

Stanford University
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.stanford.edu

MIT
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/mit.edu

Edutopia
itms://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/edutopia.org

Texas A&M
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/tamu-public

Arizona IDEAL
itms://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/asu.edu

WGBH/PBS- teachers domain
itms://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/wgbh

What we notice, is that most institutions made this available to public are in the U.S.A. However, there are other institutions other places around the globe that has taken this concept into their arms. We will cover this in another article later.

(Most material is taken from Apple web page, which is referred to for more details).

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As elegant as moving Apps is in the iPhone and iPod touch interface is, I always find myself frustrated that there’s no easy option to manage this inside iTunes. This is the interface I’d love to see on iTunes for handling apps, please leave a comment!. Update: A few people have asked for the original Keynote file, so I thought I’d share it: (Keynote ’09 format) www.easy-share.com

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245 Scientific iTune U sites available on the iTunes – A massive effort to bring training to everyone, anywhere?

245 Scientific iTune U sites available on the iTunes – A massive effort to bring training to everyone, anywhere?

In 2007, Apple launched a new version of the iTunes Music Store which included an iTunes U link and 16 colleges whose podcasts can be accessed directly from the iTunes application.

In 2008 iTunes U was made open to “educational” organizations that are not universities, like the “Beyond Campus” area from the NY Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and others.

In 2008 the amount of schools partnered with Apple, Inc. to use iTunes U grew to a substantial amount as seen below.

NJIT on iTunes U information & launch page Bowdoin College Penn State on iTunes U Stanford on iTunes U Duke Digital Initiative – Open Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Harvard Extension School University of California at Berkeley Sacramento State Arizona State University Texas A&M Ross School of Business at U of Michigan Santa Monica College University of California at Berkeley Queens University (Canada) Wellesley College Georgia College and State University Rollins College Radford College Gordon College Lafayette College Virginia Tech Guilford Tech Community College Concordia Seminary Otis College of Art & Design College of William & Mary Villanova University Florida Tech Ohlone College Texas Tech Wilkes University Seattle Pacific University Abilene Christian University Reformed Theological Seminary Southwestern College University of Michigan Vanderbilt University New Mexico State University Agnes Scott College Aquinas Institute of Theology East Tennessee State University UC – Davis University of Washington University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

James Welsh has created a wiki of participating schools at itunesu.pbwiki.com/

In 2009 there is a more extensive list of academic institutions available on the iTunes U site. Itunes U was opened up for non-academic institutions as well, which gave room for many more iTunes U sites.

You can look into the link below, which will provide you with the iTunes U main site and will give you all details regarding content in the iTunes U world of iTunes.

deimos3.apple.com/indigo/main/main.xml

At the moment (April 2009) there are 177 academic institutions available on iTunes U sites.

The list of these sites can be found at;

In addition there are 12 different K-12 projects online in iTunes U.

And we can find 56 museums, foundations scientific institutions.

There has been an explosion in iTunes U sites in the last 6 months time.

All in all, there are 245 iTune U sites with scientific purposes at writing of this article (April 2009).

There are today 33 different categories of iTunes U sites available, which covers a large range of interests.

It is fair to say that iTunes U has caught on and become a signifcant information and knowledge database for various purposes. What remains to be seen is whether these sites are being utilized and that they have the effect it was intended for.

There has been published very little information about statistics of usage of these sites and how much people are actually using the material available to them.

Another aspect to these sites, are its ease to find information, as the search engine in iTunes U is not optimal for search about material you need to find information about.

The concept of iTunes U is nice, and it has potential. If it can be combined effectively with the makings of serious applications for the iPhone, iPodTouch or its like, then we will see a larger potential than today. Being able to do various experiments or interactive training, combined with the electronic distribution of material will create a new scenario, which will have the potential to reach a larger crowd.

There are at the moment over 30,000 applications already developed for the iPhone and iPodTouch. The technology does not stop advancing and this is just another way technology opens up methods of delivery of content, information and knowledge. Podcasts are, by now, common ways of delivering sound, but it’s not graphical or interactive.

 Several University are offering free training on various topics and the list seems to be exploding.

You can just download a training module to your iTunes, which most of us have that at home, don’t we?

All it takes is for some enterprising organisation to develop some advanced learning applications for the iPhone and we have the new ultimate in distributed digital learning and it’s in your pocket.

Students could download tools we have developed, from the corporate iTunes server, to receive training, information updates or any other packages that we consider to be useful to their learning. After all, hand-held devices are being used increasingly in the production, field domain.

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Adding files (or songs) to your iTunes library is easy with instructions from an iPod user and expert on music downloads in this free iTunes video lesson. Expert: Drew Noah Bio: Drew Noah has been working for various websites for over five years. He uses the internet and email everyday for both work and pleasure. Filmmaker: Drew Noah

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