Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Dalarna University present free educational content on iTunes U

17.02.2010
Dalarna University is the first higher education institution in Sweden to offer free educational content on iTunes U (iTunes.du.se), a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free audio and video content from leading educational institutions.

For a university on the cutting edge of internet-based education, this is an important step toward openness and Next Generation Learning (NGL).

"Our students are already able to take part in many lectures via the Internet, and now that they are available on iTunes U, the entire world will have access to them", said Andrew Casson, Director of Education and Research at Dalarna University.

Dalarna University currently has over 10,000 lectures and other educational materials recorded, a selection of which will be instantly available on iTunes U. New educational content is being produced every day. In addition to classroom lectures, iTunes U also provides a new opportunity to highlight research.

"The pressure to open up and present research in a better way will continue to grow", said Andrew Casson. "For example, now the Swedish Research Council requires that all the projects for which it provides funding be published with Open Access (OA). By presenting our research on iTunes U, we are taking yet another step toward the new openness".

For more information:
Andrew Casson - Director of Education and Research at Dalarna University phone +46-23 77 82 10,

cellphone +46-70 564 03 73, E-mail aca@du.se

Jan Svärdhagen - phone +46-23 77 81 38, cellphone +46-70 340 81 38, E-mail

Facts:
Dalarna University has over 18,000 students and is Sweden's fastest-growing higher education institution. Internet-based real-time education has been a significant factor in this development. More than 60% of these students study via the internet. Dalarna University offers net based courses in eleven languages, as well as teacher training, nursing and IT, in addition to hundreds of shorter online courses.

Annette Skogsjö | idw
Further information:
http://www.vr.se

More articles from Science Education:

nachricht Starting school boosts development
11.05.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung

nachricht New Master’s programme: University of Kaiserslautern educates experts in quantum technology
15.03.2017 | Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

All articles from Science Education >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Supersensitive through quantum entanglement

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders

28.06.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>