Vanderbilt University was one of the first institutions selected to be a part of Apple Computer's iTunes U. With each new freshman class, it has become more obvious that learning occurs in many places in addition to the classroom. Students now expect access to information instantly and at any time of the night or day. Since our faculty are always striving to improve educational experiences and outcomes, iTunes U is a logical venue to help achieve that goal.
Many students coming to Peabody College believe their laptop computers, iPods, and iPhones are just as important as any other resources on which they rely. With those tools, they check email, get directions, communicate with friends, and most recently, watch lectures and access other web-based information sources.
iTunes U, through the iTunes Store, is a huge repository of free educational media available to students, teachers, and lifelong learners. It currently contains over 100,000 multimedia files. Among those files are thousands of items created at Vanderbilt including classroom lectures, newscasts, interviews with subject area experts, research studies, and campus information.
For more information on iTunes U at Vanderbilt, go to VU News Services' VUCast or the Vanderbilt iTunes channel. The Contribute tab contains instructions on posting to iTunes U. Brian Smokler with the Peabody Technology Support Center is also available to help you get started.
You can also visit the iTunes U site and watch a video about iTunes U at Vanderbilt.