The University of Southampton has begun showcasing multimedia content on iTunes U, the educational division of the iTunes Store.
It was announced today (September 13th) that the university was to start distributing videos and podcasts using the service, all of which can be downloaded for free from a new channel on the iTunes Store. Included in the collections are “student experience videos‚ case studies‚ filmed lectures‚ seminars‚ promotional compilations of research activity and much more”, according to the official news post on the University website.
Southampton is one of only 30 UK institutions currently using the iTunes U service, with fellow Russell Group universities Cambridge, Imperial College London and Warwick also on the list. The decision comes after discussions regarding the possibility of video and audio recordings of lectures being made available to students, and will possibly lead to a long-term arrangement of such.
The University of Southampton’s iTunes U channel can be found at southampton.ac.uk/itunes.