Arkansas on iTunes U is an Arkansas Department of Education initiative creating a library of educational content for educators and students. We are one of the many universities, state agencies, and not-for-profit institutions distributing content to the world through iTunes U, the world’s largest repository of free instructional media.
The Arkansas section of iTunes U features podcasts from educators, students, and the Department of Education. Plus, you can search the entire iTunes store to see how experts across the globe approach a topic.
No. You can access collections of content in iTunes from any device that has Internet access and iTunes installed. However, to have full access to iOS courses, you will need an iOS device.
iTunes U is a section of the iTunes store. To prevent students from accessing iTunes and downloading commercial music and video while on campus, schools can choose to block iTunes but allow access to the iTunes U section of the iTunes store. Instructions from Apple may be found at these links: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2102 (for Windows) and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3490 (for Mac). Additional tutorials are provided in the attachments to the Commissioner’s Memo RT 11-007.
Downloading files from iTunes U will use bandwidth. However, once files are downloaded to the user’s iTunes library, they can be played without using bandwidth. Users can download iTunes files during off-school or off-peak hours and use them during school without using bandwidth.
We are always seeking content that meets our criteria. We are even offering competitions and incentives to spur contributions. See the Contribute resources on our web site for current details.
Questions? Contact Shelley Dirst