Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Apple’s iTunes U Passes 3,000,000 Downloads

In a little over three years Apple’s iTunes U has gone from a small selection of videos and podcasts from a hand full of schools to a juggernaut of open learning with more than 800 universities throughout the world.

iTunes U is a great place for those who love to learn and with the release of iTunes 9 iTunes U has a tab prominently displayed alongside Music, Movies, TV Shows, App Store and Podcasts allowing for easy access to content.
“iTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content from many of the world’s top institutions,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services.
iTunes U has more than 350,000 videos and podcasts from world class institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne, Université de Montréal and new content has just been added from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.

By The Numbers
Approximately 800 institutions produce content for iTunes U with and average of 437.5 media clips per institution.  As there have been 3,000,000 downloads of the 350,000 videos and podcasts the average download per media clip is 8.57.  But several clips have a much higher download rate such as Stanford University’s iPhone Application Programming course.

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