Interesting to see Apple have come up with another novel use for iTunes - education.
iTunes U gives colleges and universities a simple way to put audio and video content online for all to hear. It sounds like a no-brainer for all concerned. In the UK, Oxford
and Cambridge are getting in on the act according to
My (limited) experience of universities is that they are often ahead of the game with IT despite being strapped for cash. E-learning in particular has become a big part of the picture but using iTunes takes the delivery of online material to a whole new
level and indeed a whole new audience.
Apple claim it isn't IT intensive either - which I can believe - and probably just as well. There's nothing worse than the IT getting in the way, particularly with your typical woolly academic.
Now if only the batteries in iPods were replaceable....