‘Stanford On ITunes’ Is For EverybodyHere’s the wa…

'Stanford On ITunes' Is For Everybody

Here's the wave of the future. Now you can can tell the parental units you need that iPod to learn… 😉

Kate DuBose Tomassi, 01.24.06, 10:00 AM ET

NEW YORKIn an unprecedented move, Stanford University is collaborating with Apple Computer to allow public access a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition. No need to live on campus. No need even to be a student. The nearly 500 tracks that constitute �Stanford on iTunes� are available to anyone willing to spend the few minutes it takes to download them from the Internet.

While a number of other universities are now using iTunes to distribute class-specific content to their students, including Duke University, Drexel University�s School of Education and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Stanford is the first to make a substantial amount of recorded university events available to the public at large.

�One of Stanford�s primary missions is to educate the public,� says Scott Stocker, director of Web communications. Allowing the public to access the content �just felt like the right thing to do,� says Cindy Pearson, director of alumni programs.

Duncan Beardsley of Stanford�s class of 1959 says he has already downloaded about 30 tracks from Stanford on iTunes since the public launch last October. A lecture called �Trials and Truth� from a series entitled �Classes Without Quizzes� originally piqued Beardsley�s interest. He�s also downloaded lectures about global warming, why baseballs have stitches and correlations between how baboons and humans live. More here

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