[LINK] iTunes hits Australian higher learning

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 5 11:49:00 AEST 2008

Brendan Scott wrote:
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> iTunes hits Australian higher learning
>> By Ashley Clark
>> iTNews
>> 4 June 2008 01:53PM
>> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/77563,itunes-hits-australian-higher-learning.aspx
>> Students in Australia and New Zealand will now be able to take the 
>> classroom anywhere with the adoption of Apple’s iTunes U at seven 
>> universities in the region.
>> iTunes U makes audio and video curriculum from lecturers available for 
>> students to sync with their iPods or iPhones, so they can carry learning 
>> materials anywhere they go and use them on their own time.
> And presumably ipods and iphones will become the only way to access these universities' lectures. 

I don't necessarily think making lectures available under iTunes is a bad thing.  It's really only a bad thing if the practical consequence is that everyone must use iTunes to access the materials.  That is, if it is the only channel. 


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