iTunes U hits 300m downloads

24 Aug 2010

Apple’s iTunes U has reached 300 million downloads in just over three years.

According to Apple, over 800 universities have active iTunes U sites and nearly half of them have made their content publicly available on the iTunes store.

iTunes users now have access to over 350,000 audio and video files from universities worldwide, which include lab demonstrations, lectures, campus tours and sports highlights.

New content has also just been added from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.

This will stand alongside existing content from institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne and Universite de Montreal.

“iTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content from many of the world’s top institutions,” said Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Services in Apple. 

“With such a wide selection of educational material, we’re providing iTunes users with an incredible way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.”

iTunes U is an online educational catalogue within the iTunes store, which Apple created with numerous college and universities.