Apple on Thursday announced the release of an iPad app for iTunes U. The announcement was made during a New York City press conference by Apple’s Eddy Cue. iTunes U has served 700 million downloads to date and is used at universities around the country, primarily for lecture purposes.
The new iOS version of iTunes U brings an iBooks type interface to the iPad.
With the new version of iTunes U teachers can provide new tools to their students which allow for the creation and management of entire curriculums. Teachers can also provide assignments to their students and stream live content at will.
Just like Apple’s new digital textbooks students are also able to take notes directly inside the materials display.
For enterprising people who simply want to educate themselves course materials are already available for download from several Ivy league schools including Harvard and Yale.
The best part may be that iTunes U for iPad is available now for free from the iOS App Store.
Do you plan to download and use the iTunes U App for classroom use?