iTunes U Expands 'Beyond Campus'

iTunes U, the education portal within Apple's iTunes, has expanded its content to include educational materials from sources beyond colleges and universities, including Smithsonian Global Sound, KQED, Little Kids Rock, and the Museum of Modern Art. The most recent addition to the expanded content area, known as Beyond Campus, is American Public Media, which is making its radio programming available free for educational purposes.

The programming includes selections from APM's programs American RadioWorks, Composer's Datebook, Marketplace, Speaking of Faith, Word for Word, and The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. The content includes downloadable audio, printable transcripts, and suggestions for discussion points to support classroom use of the programs.

"iTunes U offers an exciting opportunity to extend the value of the outstanding programming produced by American Public Media's radio series, strengthen our relationship with educators, and connect with a generation of students that are already plugged in to iTunes," said Sarah Lutman, senior vice president, Content and Media, American Public Media. "iTunes U will also be a powerful gateway to the dynamic supplemental web content that accompanies our signature programs."



The APM content, as well as other Beyond Programming, is accessible through the iTunes Music Store in the iTunes U section.

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