iTunes U for iPad and iPhone Released

It was a big day for Apple yesterday and certainly a day where an industry is shaken up a little. As well as launching iBooks 2 with Textbooks and iBooks Author for the Mac, Apple also launched iTunes U for the iPhone and iPad. The app follows along with iTunes U that has been available in iTunes on the Mac or PC for a while, but allows you to sync your notes, courses and content between devices so that you can study whilst on the move.

The app allows easy access to a number of university courses which allows you to study subjects at your own pace.

The free iTunes U app gives students access to all the materials for your course in a single place. Right in the app, they can play video or audio lectures. Read books and view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. And when you send a message or create a new assignment, students receive a push notification with the new information.

iTunes U was a bit of an undiscovered gem to some people. It sat quietly on Macs and PCs unused. Bringing it to the iPad, iPhone and the iPod touch will certainly make it more mainstream. The app is free, as is a lot of the content. It is available for download now at the App store.

More details can be found on the Apple website.

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