Apple Upgrades iTunes U, Enables Course Creation On iPad

Apple PR:

Apple today announced updates to iTunes U, bringing educators and students great new tools to build and experience educational content on iPad. Beginning July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on iPad for the first time, and students will discover new ways to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions right from their iPad.

An excellent update, and one that I’ve been waiting a long time for. Building an iTunes U course was one of those long-standing things teachers still required a PC or Mac to do, but not any more.

Of course, discussions within courses will be a very welcome improvement too. If you’re using iTunes U for course material hosting, then you may already have a separate online space for discussions. Now you won’t need that — the two things can now exist together.

If you want more info, Fraser Speirs talks about it on the latest episode of his podcast Out of School. Fascinating listening if you’re interested in the topic.

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