The University of Sheffield on iTunes U

iTunes U LogoiTunes U is the largest source of free audio visual educational resources in the world and the University of Sheffield is developing free academic content for you and your students to access anywhere, anytime.

iTunes U is part of Apple's iTunes online store and an amazing source of free, high quality audio visual educational materials. Sheffield on iTunes U is the University of Sheffield’s presence on this global teaching and learning repository and it contains lectures, demonstrations and study support resources which your students can access without charge.  The materials can be downloaded using Apple’s iTunes software, for PC and Mac computers, the iTunes U App for iPhones and iPads, or the TuneSpace App that is available for Android phones via Google’s Play store.

There are over 800 higher education institutions currently on iTunes U and they have contributed to the development of more than one billion downloadable items.  The University of Sheffield now has over 500 items to download including videos, audio and screencast recordings.  A growing number of subjects are represented, with materials from each of the five Sheffield faculties, and a number of professional services.

Visit this iTunes U website to see what is available from the University of Sheffield on iTunes U: The University of Sheffield on iTunes U  (Please note, you will need to have downloaded Apple iTunes in order to view this).

Or for more information on our University of Sheffield website, to see our work with iTunes U, please visit: Sheffield on iTunes U

Students studying a range of different post-16 programmes will be able to access materials online, and potentially use them to add context to their study.  For example, postgraduates from the University of Sheffield have developed A/AS Level appropriate content for iTunes U based on academic sessions that were run as part of the Video Conference project in the Outreach and Access team.  Please look at the examples below:

English Literature session: The Literature of the Eighteenth Century

Philosophy session: The Just Society

This month will also see the launch via iTunes U of Discover Study Skills Online, a pioneering free Study Skills course for sixth form students which has been developed in close collaboration with local schools and colleges.  The resources have been designed to be flexible self-access study materials and as such, participants can view and complete as much or as little of the course as they wish.  However, it is also possible for participants to undertake the course as a whole.  If they download and complete the learning activities these can be collated into a study skills portfolio which could be incorporated into, for example, a school or college’s programme of sixth form enrichment or HE transition activity.

To link to the Discover Study Skills Online resources on iTunes U please visit Discover Study Skills Online with iTunes U  (Please note, you will need to have downloaded Apple iTunes in order to view this.)

Or via our schools and colleges webpages by visiting: Discover Study Skills Online (DSSO) University webpage