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Crowdsourced iTunes U

Free educational app with resources from top univeristies

General Information

Best for
K-12 students, High School Students, Higher Education Students, Professionals, General Interest
Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Arts, Languages, Computer Science, Business, Maths, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Teaching & Learning
Type of learning
Academic, skill-based, General interest
Course type
Self-paced & Scheduled free courses & tutorials
Multiple languages
Learning pathways
Mobile Apps

iTunes U is an Apple iTunes application where colleges and universities from around the world can offer free courses and study resources covering a wide array of subjects, openly available to anyone. Currently, over 800 colleges and universities from across the globe provide post-secondary learning content to iTunes U.There is also a section that focuses on K-12 education, where US state or county education departments provide content for both students and educators.

To access the content, users are required to download the free Apple iTunes program onto a computer, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch which then allows you to browse resources by school, subject, most downloaded, or noteworthy courses. Resources include audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and iBooks textbooks for iPad. Users can see all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, check off assignments as they are completed, take notes and highlight text. With the new app version, students participating in private courses can ask questions, answer queries posed by other students and jump into ongoing discussions. Push notifications keep both students and teachers up to date with the latest post. In addition, teachers can now create and update courses, send out course outlines, upload materials and distribute assignments directly from their iPad.

Tools & Features
  • 750,000+ study resources
  • Content from education and cultural institutions in 30 countries (including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, LaTrobe University, University of Tokyo, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress)
  • Discussion forums for private courses
  • Content can be downloaded from either iTunes on your Mac or PC or directly from your iPhone or iPad
  • Assignments and updates from the instructor in one place
  • Check off assignments as you complete them
  • Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U
  • Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and iBooks textbooks
  • Share courses using Twitter, Facebook, Mail, and Messages
  • Video speed control
  • Mobile apps: iOS

Course Info

Course Cost
Free Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
  2. Business Skills
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Language Skills
Course Type
  1. Short Online Courses
  2. Tutorials
Course Format
  1. Scheduled
  2. On-Demand
Course Language
  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Italian
  5. Portuguese
  6. Russian
  7. Spanish
  8. Ukrainian
  9. Arabic
  10. Chinese
  11. Indonesian
  12. Japanese
  13. Korean
  14. Malay
  15. Thai
  16. Vietnamese
  17. Turkish
  18. Dutch
  19. Polish
  20. Hindi
  21. Other

Latest reviews

Number of courses
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Partner Institutions
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Course format
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Social tools & features
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Interface usability
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Pros: All content is free
High quality resources from top universities worldwide
Wide array of subjects and types of resources
Multiple languages
Easy to use interface
Cons: No course credit
iTunes U is an excellent app to access high quality educational material designed for portable devices.


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