Apple has decided to open up iTunes U Course to another 70+ countries, including South Africa.
"With in-country support from Digicape, iTunes U Course Manager lets South African educators expose their course material to a global audience for the first time", says Alan Goldberg, director of education at Digicape.
Create, distribute, teach
It is a web-based tool for instructors to create, edit, design, distribute and teach all digital courses - whether they are affiliated with an educational institution or not.
Courses can be enriched with a broad range of audio, video, books and other materials to augment course materials and shared with students in possession of an Apple ID and iOS device, within the iTunes U app.
"Instructors can upload their own files, reference materials such as iBook, iOS apps or other iTunes material or provide links from the App Store or the broader web."
Digital learning platforms
Instructors, affiliated with educational institutions, can send course links to their iTunes U public site manager administrator, who can publish it to their institution's iTunes U site and make it available publicly in the iTunes U catalogue.
The company is seeing a lot of excitement among schools, universities and colleges around the country, as they look to adopt digital delivery platforms.
"iTunes U is the world's largest catalogue of online education content and iTunes U Course Manager supports multiple media types from various sources, for the richest possible online education experience. This is the new way of learning, embraced by educators and students around the world," he concludes.