1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 7:09 PM by Aiden Tozer
Plane Wryter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iTunes U Mavens,

 

Would you help?

 

Clarification is requested.

 

Last week, I was extolling the benefits of trying iTunes U to a Department Chair.

 

The Chair replied that they'd looked at iTunes U several months ago...and decided not to use it because it is "...only for the Apple iPad", and "...we can't exclude students who use Windows, Androids, etc."

 

So...many Google searches later...it seems like there was a point-in-time when iTunes U was iPad-specific--but that is no longer the case?

 

Candidly, after reading several iTunes U items on Apple's website...I'm confused. A few Apple artifacts seem to refer to an iPad-only technology platform while other Apple items suggest cross-platform.

 

  • Does...or does not...iTunes U support Windows? Android? Etc.

 

If there was an historical iPad-only context...(circa) when was that restriction relaxed? Changed?

 

While it seems to me iTunes U works with Windows...yet there's conflicting information. When going back to the Dept Chair...I'd like to take up-to-date, authoritative information from Apple on this mater.

 

Would you be so kind as to point me in a productive direction to obtain an Apple-authoritative communique on this point?

 

Many thanks!

Plane Wryter


iTunes U
  • Aiden Tozer Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    The new iTunes U App and iTunes U Courses format are specifically designed to take advantage of iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) to teach a FULL course utilizing those mobile devices. The platform allows for the easy integration of digital books, Apps, and other materials from the iTunes Store and the web into courses. While public courses are available on desktop computers (both Mac and PC) the whole iTunes U Course experience is best on iOS Devices.  You can read about the features of iTunes U Courses at www.itunesu.com.

     

    Previously, content on iTunes U was essentially podcast feeds. This format is still available and is known as iTunes U Collections. But, being that they are simply RSS feeds, they only support the delivery of audio, video, and PDF files.