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IE University offers free content on iTunes U
14/03/2011 - General
The University launches the new Edutainment podcast
As of Tuesday March 16th 2010, IE University will deliver content on iTunes U. The launch of thirty new videos covering the Schools of Architecture, Communications, Art & Humanities, Psychology and Biology will enable users to learn more about the Segovia-based University. The content will consist of knowledge pills, professor discussions and interviews. This free information offered by IE University “is an innovative delivery method for sharing educational resources. An important step on the digital revolution ladder, iTunes U will, in the near future be a fundamental hub of shared knowledge,” says Juan Luis Martínez, Vice-Rector of Coordination at IE University.
In a move to innovative iTunes U, IE University is launching an Edutainment channel. The monthly video podcast will combine educational content with entertainment through exciting documentaries and challenging interviews and discussions of professors, students, and special guests.
The first episode will feature visual artist Daniel Canogar and explore digital literacy in light of the digital revolution. It will close with an intriguing discussion with a 19 year old entrepreneur.
January 12th 2010 marked the launch of IE Business School on iTunes U. In two months, IE´s portal has surpassed the 200,000 visits mark. Since its launch, the videos have been downloaded more than 100,000 times and the platform counts more than 5,000 subscribers.
IE´s investment of €13million in 2001 has enabled e-learning initiatives such as Edutainment. A long-term strategy recently awarded by The Economist that declared IE Business School the leader in online education for its Executive MBA.
For IE University´s iTunes U portal, please visit http://itunes.ie.edu/
iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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