Saturday, May 25, 2013

iTunes University - A true gift of knowledge

With 16 categories from Art & Architecture to Teaching & Learning, iTunes University is packed with free audio visual courses for almost everyone. This is an excellent way of trying out your interest areas before committing yourself to that expensive bachelor's or graduate degree. Several top ranked universities from around the world have posted their courses and I find them a great resource for people that cannot afford increasingly expensive University education or looking to figure their next calling in life. Further, TED videos on specific topics are also available. Interestingly enough, some courses are also available in Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian - making this a truly global endeavor. Some courses are audio only but that does not take away the sheer insights coming from some top ranked and award winning educators. The iTunes University rests within your iTunes program on your iPAD or iMAC or any PC with iTunes in it, and is a rewarding way to put these machines to use. Perhaps you will be the next jeopardy winner and you didn't even have to go to school.