iTunes U

If you’re up to the challenge, we’ll introduce you to Week 4’s second module: iTunes U.  This module will show you how to access free courses offered by higher education institutes from all over the world.  So let’s get started!

Welcome to the iTunes U module

Watch this video tutorial to explore how you can learn with iTunes U:


Let’s get started!

iTunes U on your desktop:

This short tutorial provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to search and download iTunes U content to your iTunes desktop:

iTunes U on your iPod Touch:

This two part video series shows you how to use the iTunes U app with an iPad.  Please note the same functionality applies for an iPod Touch:

Part 1:

Part 2:

You can watch this iTunes U video from Miami Dade College for a reminder on how to sync your iPod Touch with the iTunes Desktop.


Now that you’ve discovered iTunes U,  try the following search activities using either your iPod Touch, or the iTunes desktop:

  1. Search using the keyword: librarian
  2. Search again using the keyword: iPod Touch

What were your favorite resources for each keyword? How might these resources add to your professional development?

Explore more resources related to iTunes U:

  1. Find and link to an iTunes U URL
  2. Using voice memos on the iPod Touch


Remember to blog about your activities and tell us what you found on iTunes U that interested you – we’d love to hear how you got on.  You might also like to consider how iTunes U can be used in your library, or alternatively, with your own professional development, and share your thoughts on your blog.


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Jigsaw24Edu. (2012, May 22). Jigsaw 24 Guide to iPad: How to use iTunes U (Part 2). [Video file]. Retrieved from

Macguider. (2011, June 5). Apple iTunes tutorial 10: Learn with iTunes U. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Miami Dade College. (2009). How to sync to iTunes. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Shirley, K., & Chausis, C. (2011). Voice memos on iPod Touch. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Skip via. (2011, July 11). Find and link to an iTunes U URL. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Stgeraldsict. (2012, March 14). Using iTunes U. [Video file]. Retrieved from

This Learning 2.0 module was originally designed and implemented by students in Dr. Michael Stephens‘ Transformative Literacies class in the Fall of 2012.  This class is part of San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science curriculum. It was authored by Tracy Maniapoto for Rice-Aron Library. It is available for use for other libraries or institutions.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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