Items tagged with iTunes-U

Several astute observers noted that podcasts were missing from the iTunes app in iOS 6 (beta), which led many to wonder if Apple was splitting out podcasts from the rest of iTunes by giving it its own app. According to AllThingsD, sources close to Apple say that indeed, a podcast app is coming. Users will be able to use it to find and download episodes using their iOS devices, although the desktop version of iTunes keep podcasts in the fold. An image that AppAdvice got ahold of (and a subsequent tip) also indicates that iTunes U is getting its own app, and Audiobooks may also be either getting the app treatment or will be relocated to a different section of iTunes. Image credit: AppAdvice The... Read more...
Apple announced its new foray into education today with a presentation that included details on iBooks 2 (and the digital textbooks available therein), iBooks Author (an app for the creation of digital textbooks), and the latest on iTunes U. iBooks 2 Apple wants to reinvent textbooks, and it’s starting with iBooks 2. Via the free iBooks 2 app, iPad users can download gorgeous digital textbooks, which are incredibly interactive. It’s a breeze to get to the table of contents and jump to pages from there, and the entire book is searchable. The pages have beautiful hi-res photos, embedded videos, and interactive images that let you zoom in to view content or show pop-ups with additional... Read more...