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Apple iTunes U hands-on (video)

Would you like to make more money? Sure, we all would, and a great way to do that is to get a better education. There was a time when you had to go to schools or rely on shady mail-order diplomas. Now you can use your iPad and get the same thing with the new iTunes U app. It’s an extension of the existing iTunes U service, which has been around for about four years despite few people knowing anything about it. This new apps should change that. Join us for a full exploration of why.

Previously, iTunes U was just educational content in iTunes that you could download. Now, its basically full course materials. We looked into a sample Chemistry course to get a feel. It all starts with an overview of the course, including the description, bio of the teacher, even a complete syllabus. This will help you know whether you want to commit to this course, but realistically that is just the beginning.

From there you can dig a little deeper. There’s a Posts tab that contains assignments and information sent from the teacher. You get a checklist of assignments from various sources. Let’s say the assignment is “Read Chapter 1 in some fancy new interactive textbook that’s in the new iBooks. Just tap the assignment and you’ll be brought right there to where you need to go. When you’re through, you can hop back and tap the checkbox to mark it complete. Keeping tabs on your homework has never been easier, but sadly it’s still on you to actually do it.

From there you can dig a little deeper. There’s a Posts tab that contains assignments and information sent from the teacher. You get a checklist of assignments from various sources. Let’s say the assignment is “Read Chapter 1 in some fancy new interactive textbook that’s in the new iBooks. Just tap the assignment and you’ll be brought right there to where you need to go. When you’re through, you can hop back and tap the checkbox to mark it complete. Keeping tabs on your homework has never been easier, but sadly it’s still on you to actually do it.

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This entry was posted on June 18, 2014 by in News and tagged , .
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