An initiative in Arkansas designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. We are one of the many universities, state agencies, and not-for-profit cultural institutions to distribute educational media to the world for free through iTunes U. With iTunes U,interested users can “learn on the go” by downloading audio and video content onto a mobile device or any computer with Internet access.
Our mission is to promote the distribution of educational media for students, educators, and the public, foster the innovation of students and educators as they create content for audiences beyond the classroom, and make a variety of learning experiences accessible on demand.
Take a video speed tour of some of the teacher-created content from the summer of 2011.
When students download and play tracks related to courses they are studying, iTunes U works with the classroom teacher to maximize instructional impact. Teachers can use video and audio tracks in iTunes U for engagement – allowing students to engage with a topic, activate background knowledge, and come to class motivated to learn. They can use these tracks for reteaching – helping students to reinforce a key concept and clarify misconceptions so that they can have that “aha” moment and move forward in their learning. Students can also select and use tracks strategically to explore connections and applications that enrich their learning. iTunes U, a universal platform that provides access to a wealth of educational content, makes it easy for users to take control of their own learning.
Find out more about Arkansas education content on iTunes U by visiting http://arkansasitunesu.com and explore our content by searching for us in iTunes.