As we have commented in previous posts, education is an important issue for us, and we are developing ways to continue to use technology as a means of widening the playing field and inviting more people to join the conversation.
We were very encouraged to see that iTunes launched iTunesU, a dedicated area within the iTunes store "giving higher education institutions an ingenious way to get audio and video content out to their students. Presentations, performances, lectures, demonstrations, debates, tours, archival footage…iTunes U enables users to extend learning, explore interests, learn more about a school and stay connected with an alma mater."
Participating universities include Stanford, Penn State, UC Berkeley, Arizona State and the University of South Florida, among others.
While some might see this as a great fall back in case you slept through class, we see it is a great application for the technology.