Apple has just announced in a press release that the iTunes University section of their store has reached over 300 million downloads. We already reported that Apple had over 250 million iTunes U downloads last month.
iTunes U is a free service where some universities provide recordings of their courses for download including the iPhone development course by Stanford.
The Apple press release:
CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”August 24, 2010â€”In just over three years, iTunesÂ® U downloads have topped 300 million and it has become one of the worldâ€™s most popular online educational catalogs. Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half of these institutions distribute their content publicly on the iTunes StoreÂ®. New content has just been added from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore, and iTunes users now have access to over 350,000 audio and video files from educational institutions around the globe.
â€œiTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content from many of the worldâ€™s top institutions,â€ said Eddy Cue, Appleâ€™s vice president of Internet Services. â€œWith such a wide selection of educational material, weâ€™re providing iTunes users with an incredible way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.â€
Created in collaboration with colleges and universities, iTunes U makes it easy to extend learning, explore interests or learn more about a school. A dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com), iTunes U offers users public access to content from world class institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne and UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al. iTunes U gives anyone the chance to experience university courses, lab demonstrations, sports highlights, campus tours and special lectures. All iTunes U content is free and can be enjoyed on a MacÂ® or PC, or wirelessly downloaded directly onto an iPhoneÂ®, iPod touchÂ® and iPadâ„¢.
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