Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College
510.659.6206
www.ohlone.edu

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone College becomes an iTunes University

Fremont, CA—Ohlone College has been selected by Apple Computer as one out of 200 institutions chosen to be part of Apple Computer’s iTunes University (iTunes U). Responding to students’ need for flexibility and portability, Ohlone and Apple make education portable. Educational content, such as lectures, class notes, or group discussion is as easy to download to an I-pod as the latest music video (and it’s legal!)

iTunes U is a free, hosted service for colleges and universities that allows students, staff and faculty to post and manage a broad range of audio and video content without waiting. Instructors can easily post and change content on their own without impacting the IT department and allow students to upload their own content to share with professors or with the class. All content can be browsed, searched, and configured to provide open or secure access as needed.

Students download content to their Macs or PCs regardless of their location. They can then listen to and view content on their Mac or PC or transfer that content to their iPod for listening or viewing on the go. iTunes is also the largest source of legal digital music available online. Students can buy and download music, text or video that has both educational and entertainment value, with all copyrights honored and with the full support of the music industry or the academic institution.

Ohlone was selected from over 1000 applicants to be one of only 200 colleges or universities piloting the program for Apple. The Apple representative who informed Ohlone of its selection said that Ohlone’s emphasis on students needs and learning outcomes was the reason Ohlone was selected over other applicants for the program. For more information, contact Ralph Kindred, Vice President of Information Technology, at 510-659-7399 or rkindred@ohlone.edu.

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