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Last Edited: 01/06/11
Gov. Perdue Launches NC iTunes U Portal

In the latest effort to provide open access to a wide variety of the state’s digital educational materials, Governor Perdue, today, launched the North Carolina iTunes U Tool Education Portal.

The Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the Governor’s Office have worked with other organizations in the state to create the collection of education-related audio and video files that are now available on the new “North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Partners” section of iTunes U.

iTunes U is a dedicated area within the iTunes Store which offers free educational content available for download in the same way individuals access music and videos on the iTunes Store.  You may need to download the latest version of iTunes. iTunes is an application (app) that must be launched or opened on your computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad. There is not a direct link to the store website.

Once in iTunes, click on the iTunes U dropdown link in the main menu and select Teaching and Education. On the bottom left side of the page is a section named Find Education Providers. Click on the K-12 link. Then click on the link half way down the list, entitled, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Partners. Click on the See All link in the What’s New section.

As of the launch date there are 29 unique, free resources provided by the state. The state will continue to post new content, including more items related to North Carolina’s new Standard Course of Study, which will be rolled out in 2012-13. Some of the categories of content featured on the site include Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Resources. All content on iTunes U can be experienced on a PC or Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad.

To read the full announcement, click here.

To learn more about this exciting program, click here.

To go to the iTunes Store to get the latest version of iTunes, click here.