Did You Know? – iTunes U

Think iTunes is just a music store? Think again. The online content giant now also offers iTunes U, a fantastic resource that contains a wealth of free learning materials.

Over 300 universities, including big-name schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale, have created publicly accessible course materials in a wide variety of media. Video lectures, audiobooks, films, slideshows, and even video tours are among the multimedia available. And topics range from creating business plans to programming iPhone apps to investigating the ancient world to learning a new language?and much more.

It goes beyond the classroom, too: there are museums, libraries, and a host of art, music, and programming to explore. Under the ?Beyond U? tab, users ?can access a wealth of content from distinguished entities such as MoMA, the New York Public Library, Public Radio International, and PBS stations.?

The iTunes software can be downloaded for free onto your computer. Alternatively, you can integrate iTunes U with your iPod or smart phone, making learning on the go easier than ever.