I am a lunatic for my iPod and my iTunes. In the last few days I got two big pieces of news: the first one is that the iTunes App Store is finally open for most of Latin America, including Argentina. That means a first step towards one day no longer having to depend on finding someone with an American credit card to be able to buy songs and download album artwork.
But more importantly, as if finding time to keep up with TED and their amazing talks was not a challenge big enough, the big piece of news is the launch of iTunesU.iTunesU is a new section of the iTunes Store that allows Universities to share their educational content. Now we get the chance to download to our iPods or AppleTVs content from some of the best Schools in the World, such as MIT and Stanford on very broad topics.
A selection of what I liked the most:
- A section from Stanford with 40 videos of interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs.
- A course from MIT of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
- Another one from MIT on the Brain and Cognitive Science.
- A course from Stanford on “Machine Learning”
And in the Beyond Campus section you can find content from institutions other than Universities, like the MoMA or the Smithsonian.
If you already have iTunes installed you can go to iTunesU clicking here. It’s addictive. Try it at your own risk!