On Thursday afternoon 19th March 2015 at 3.15pm we held a very informative SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Stop MOOCing about! Time to get serious about online learning and explore iTunesU!’ This was presented by Alan Goldberg who is the Director for educational implementation of Apple Technology at Digicape in Cape Town.
The webinar description
Alan Goldberg, our webinar presenter for this week, says: “iTunes U offers the world’s largest catalogue of educational content from top education institutions worldwide (32 countries), with over 7,500 public courses across all disciplines. From the likes of Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, the Museum of Modern Art, London School of Economics, Kyoto University and more; to hundreds of K-12 schools, museums and art galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution to the British Film Institute via the Aquarium of the Pacific. But there is another side to iTunes U.
“The ability for any educator to create courseware for their students which, unlike a MOOC which requires the learner visit the relevant website on a regular basis, actually pushes content to a learners iPad. And with the ability to link to existing content in the form of MS Office docs, iWork docs, PDF’s, movies, audio, web links, links to existing courses in iTunes U, Apps from the App Store, ePubs and more, anyone who can create a Facebook post is capable of creating an iTunes U course. No programming required.”
The webinar recording
The webinar recording can be listened to on the following link: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p8dpj1oexll/
SchoolNet South Africa provides a free webinar on most Thursday afternoons during the school term.