Online Learning Update

August 31, 2012

Online Learning: How Big a Deal Is Apple’s iTunes U Course Manager?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

In the future I expect that the features available in Apple iOS Courses will improve. FaceTime seems like a natural addition – so students and instructors could easily jump into a video chat when spending time with the educational content. Some sort of assessment and survey engine should be a relatively straightforward addition. Perhaps Apple will add polling, so the iOS Course can be used to complement a face-to-face class. Despite these challenges, I see the evolving Course Manager and iTunes U Courses as a compelling development. We have struggled to find a robust way to deliver a combination of text and multimedia curricular content that is organized around a course narrative to mobile devices.

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