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:
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