(CALIFORNIA) – On Monday, Apple announced that it is updating its iTunes U app, using which, teachers and students can share and learn their educational material via an iPad. The update which is set to begin on July 8 will allow the teachers to create, edit and manage their entire courses directly from their Apple tablet or iPad. Moreover, the students will be able to participate in the classroom discussions, and can also ask questions using their iPad, which would enhance their learning capabilities.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior Vice President of Internal Software and Services, said, “Education is at the core of Apple’s DNA and iTunes U is an incredibly valuable resource for teachers and students. “
Teachers using this app can create full course on their iPads and can also add learning or supportive materials from iBooks Author, iWork or from more than 75,000 educational apps available for iPad. Moreover, they can also create lectures, quizzes, assignments and books and much more for millions of iOS users.
Furthermore, using iPad’s own camera, teachers can also take photos or videos and add them in their courses. This would help the students in understanding the content instantly, and in a more organized way.
Larry Reiff, a teacher from Roslyn High School in New York, said, “Discussions in iTunes U puts the potential for thoughtful exploration and collaboration into the hands of every one of our students. iPad and iTunes U continue to provide students with the tools they need to build knowledge and demonstrate their learning.”
iTunes U stands out to be the world’s largest online archive, as it includes more than 750,000 individual learning materials and sources. iTunes app provides users with top quality educational content from some of the most prestigious organizations and schools.
In addition to iTunes U learning materials present at the iTunes Store, more than 500,000 apps which have been specifically designed for iPad are now available on the App Store.