Apple has finally fully launched its iTunes U platform in the UK, after the service has been successfully running in the US for some time.
For those unfamiliar, iTunes U uses the iTunes store to allow colleges and universities to “add learning and course content to for students to access anywhere.”
Apple says the service is “transforming learning in the classroom, outside the classroom, and where there’s no classroom at all”.
As with the iTunes store, users can search, download and play course content as if it were music or a movie.
Although the content is aimed at students, it is available to anyone who has the software installed, on both Macs and PCs. The content is also syncable to iPods and iPhones so students can take it with them to lunch or other activities.
So far, UK participants inlcude University College London, Trinity College Dublin and the Open University, with more set to sign up soon.