Milestones: Stanford, Open University Surpass 50M Downloads on iTunes U
In separate press releases, Stanford and Open University announced that they passed the download milestone on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, reports The Loop.
“It shows there is a huge appetite for high-quality educational content,” said Brent Izutsu, senior program manager for Stanford on iTunes U. “And that will only grow as more people look online to supplement their education.”
The learning content offered by Stanford and Open University is but a fraction of available courses distributed by Apple’s iTunes U, which boasts more than 500,000 free lectures, books and videos from over 1,000 schools including prestigious institutions like Duke, MIT and Yale.
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