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Apple is capping off February with a rare Thursday press release to tout an impressive new statistic for its free iTunes U app, announcing more than one billion downloads from the educational service.
Apple announced Thursday that its iTunes U app has racked up more than one billion content downloads, an impressive figure for the world's largest online catalog of free educational content.
“It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “With the incredible content offered on iTunes U, students can learn like never before -- there are now iTunes U courses with more than 250,000 students enrolled in them, which is a phenomenal shift in the way we teach and learn.”
Featuring content from more than 1,200 universities and colleges along with an equal number of K-12 schools and districts hosting more than 2,500 public and thousands of private courses ranging from the arts to science, health and medicine, education and business, more than 60 percent of iTunes U downloads originate from the United States.
iOS users can download iTunes U free from the App Store, and the universal app works equally well on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
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