61 – iTunes and iTunesU

iTunes is a digital media player that lets you organize your music, movies, TV shows, and more on your Mac or PC, then add it to your iPod or iPhone.

iTunesU gives educators an easy way to design complete courses with audio, video, and other content and distribute them through the iTunesU app.

A small drop in position for iTunes & iTunesU this year,

Website Cost Availability
 iTunes: www.apple.com/itunes/
iTunesU: www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
Free and premium versions Download
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
61 47 66 51= 41= 28 26

Comments from some of those who selected iTunes or iTunesU as one of their Top Tools

  • “educational podcasts: I found a series of Spanish podcasts that have transformed my learning of the language, convincing me there has to be more value in this medium than I currently exploit more with my own students” Jane Challinor
  • “Free audio and video podcasts on virtually any topic. Enough learning for a lifetime.” Jerome Martin
  • “perfect for organising my increasing library of music. It’s also a great source for various downloads” Rebecca Jones
  • “Podcasts through iTunes have become a rich source of personal education for me. ” Patrick Mayfield
  • “easy to use, tons of stuff to download and learn from – books, podcasts, video” Janice Petosky
  • “iTunes, in combination with my iPod, is the source for a lot of the content I listen to and view to when traveling.” Jeff Cobb
  • “for me podcasts are the perfect way to learn on the move – on the Tube, waiting for planes, driving – and iTunes is easily the best way of finding and organising them. Favourite broadcasters are the BBC’s Melvyn Bragg and Peter Day, but I’ve recently got into poetry, general business, language and general science broadcasts, too” Don Taylor