updated 10:30 am EDT, Tue August 24, 2010
Lays claim to 800 universities
Apple has announced that iTunes U, the educational section of the iTunes Store, has achieved over 300 million downloads. The service offers mostly audio and video material on a variety of topics, produced for and by a host of educational institutions. Over 800 universities are now represented, and roughly 350,000 files are available for download.
Some of the more famous institutions include Harvard, MIT, Oxford and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Nearly half" of the institutions on iTunes U make their content publicly accessible, Apple comments. New to the section in recent days is material from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.