Apple has announced that iTunes U has topped one billion downloads, an impressive number for a service launched just few years ago. Apple debuted iTunes U in 2007, expanding its library beyond laptops and computers when the company created its own iTunes U iOS app for mobile devices.
Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue released a brief statement stating that more than 2,400 schools across the nation are currently hosting new content on the service. “It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U, and its incredible content offered on iTunes U, students learns like never before―there are now iTunes U courses,” stated Cue.
For those unfamiliar with iTunes U, it’s a program that allows educators and institutions to share paid or free content with teachers and students alike. Over 155 countries worldwide have the ability to access iTunes U content with educators being able to create iTunes U courses.
Apple’s iTunes U iOS app is available now as a free download in the App Store.