Saturday, December 06, 2008

iTunes University

At the Westmont Christmas dessert tonight, I met a guy who told me about a new learning situation. It seems that the head of Yale University's MBA program "bailed"on Yale to join a new venture from apple. Spend some time on this site and see the aggregation of learning opportunities! What will this do to the stand-alone institution?


At 2:20 PM , Blogger Beth B said...

What will this do to the stand alone institution? The same thing as that which will happen to the "stand-alone" church.

At 7:32 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

As educators, I'd love to hear your deeper reflections on this; good or bad.

At 11:49 PM , Blogger Isaac Johnson said...

Great things!

Offering learning materials for free can compliment course material from colleges and make for more well rounded education for all. The high cost of books is often a barriar in tough economic times where one might not be able to afford first rate college.

This also enables the underemployed, unemployed and soon to be unemployed a great way to brush up.

The best way to fight a layoff in tough economic times is to expand your resume and knowledge with learning

At 9:24 AM , Blogger John Rodkey said...

Don, I think you're talking about 'Apple University', not iTunesU. iTunesU is essentially a 'google mail for education media materials'... more of a technological thing. Apple University is ... well, we're not quite sure. It's certainly something to watch.

At 9:27 AM , Blogger John Rodkey said...

References: on the Yale dean moving to Apple University - http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10073097-37.html

on iTunesU - http://apple.com/itunesu


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