iTunes U

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  1. k2k koos macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of the greatest , functional additions to iTunes in a while. I love the DRM free high quality music, but getting lectures from several universities around the world distributed this way is something so valuable, I can't fully comprehend it. This is yet another sign that Apple is on to a winner here!

    Great stuff, keep those ideas coming!:apple:
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    It's actually been around for a while...although I believe they just added it to the main page of the Store. It's really cool...I've actually "audited" a couple of Cal classes just to brush up on Psychology.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    This is incredible. I never knew these were tucked away in iTunes.

    I recently bought an 80gb iPod and have just found out the joys of video podcasts and TV/Films. The iPod (and iTunes) is king.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    They're new-ish, so you wouldn't have known :)
    Maybe I'd be more interested were I in Uni...
     
  5. CptnJustc macrumors 6502

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    I know they've had them available as podcasts, but the 'new' iTunes U tracks don't get downloaded as podcasts, which is helpful for not cluttering up my podcast list, not having to be told not to be deleted, etc.
     
  6. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    The topics are really varied too, everything from quantum physics to historical jesus.

    I haven't downloaded any so I don't know but can anyone comment on the audio quality of the recordings; mainly how easy they are to understand.
     
  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    From the one's I've downloaded, it's fairly understandable...at times when there are questions the question will be impossible to hear, but some professors either repeat the question or some have a microphone for the students as well.

    The main issue (as with audiobooks) is being able to stand the speakers/professor's voice.

    And I'm sure with some of the more complex topics it would help if you had the textbook and the syllabus.
     
  8. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a

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    wow this sounds great. can't wait to download some.
     
  9. Draythor macrumors 6502

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    Out of interest where does iTunes dump them? Music or Audiobooks?
     

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