iTunes U: over 350,000 files, 300 million downloads

Steve Jobs iTunes U

Apple today announced that iTunes U, their podcast-like catalog for higher education audio and video, has surpassed 300 million downloads:

Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half of these institutions distribute their content publicly on the iTunes Store®. New content has just been added from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore, and iTunes users now have access to over 350,000 audio and video files from educational institutions around the globe.

“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. “With such a wide selection of educational material, we’re providing iTunes users with an incredible way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.”

If you haven't already, be sure to check out Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech [iTunes], and if you're a developer, the Stanford iPhone development series [iTunes].

What are some of your favorites?

[Apple PR]

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iTunes U: over 350,000 files, 300 million downloads


The Physics classes from MIT blow everything else out of the water.
I wish there was more real "classes" then content. There is a lot of promotional stuff on the colleges itunes U pages. More full featured classes like the ones MIT and Stanford gives are great.