Apple announced today that their free education portal, iTunes U, just topped over one billion downloads for content. iTunes U provides free educational content from some of the top universities around the world and is the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content.
If you’re looking for a free education, or just want to brush up on some subjects, you can enroll in iTunes U courses from professors at Duke, Yale, Cambridge, MIT, Oxford, and Stanford.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, had the following to say about the recent iTunes U achievement.
“It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U. With the incredible content offered on iTunes U, students can learn like never before―there are now iTunes U courses with more than 250,000 students enrolled in them, which is a phenomenal shift in the way we teach and learn.”
Apple says that over 60 percent of iTunes U app downloads originate from outside the U.S. The app gives schools of any size the ability to share educational materials with a worldwide audience.
iTunes U was launched in 2007 and continues to add new courses and materials every day.