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iTunes U content tops 1 billion downloads

Downloads of content from Apple’s iTunes U have topped one billion, Apple reported Feb. 28.

iTunes U features the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content from top schools and prominent libraries, museums, and organizations—helping educators create courses, lectures, assignments, books, quizzes, and more for iOS users around the world.

More than 1,200 universities and colleges, and 1,200 K-12 schools and districts, host more than 2,500 public and thousands of private courses encompassing the arts, sciences, health and medicine, education, business and more, Apple says. Leading universities including Duke, Yale, Cambridge, MIT, and Oxford continue to extend their reach by enrolling more than 100,000 students in single iTunes U courses, with Stanford University and The Open University each surpassing 60 million content downloads.

More than 60 percent of iTunes U app downloads originate from outside the U.S., giving schools of any size the ability to share their content with a worldwide audience. The unmatched global reach of iTunes U gives educators, like University of California, Irvine Professor Dan Stokols, international recognition and acclaim in their fields…

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