The Oklahoma State Department of Education today announced it has launched a new site on iTunes U, "OSDE on iTunes U," as part of its effort to expand digital learning and professional development resources for students, parents, educators and school administrators across the state.
"Our new iTunes U site is another innovative step in our goal to deliver anytime, anywhere learning," said State Superintendent Janet Barresi. "We're leveraging digital media and taking advantage of innovative free technology resources like iTunes U to meet the needs of students, educators, parents and citizens. I'm pleased we'll be able to offer this additional resource via the powerful tool that is iTunes U to help reach beyond the walls of the traditional classroom."
The launch of the OSDE site on iTunes U coincides with a Digital Learning Summit being held Thursday and Friday in Oklahoma City with legislative leaders, state policymakers and a broad array of stakeholders from across the state. The OSDE site on iTunes U will continue to grow and currently offers key professional development resources for school leaders preparing for new academic standards, podcasts of Superintendent Barresi's regular video message, a workshop on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, and more.
iTunes U is a dedicated area within iTunes that gives users public access to hundreds of thousands of free lectures, videos, books, podcasts, and courses from learning institutions all over the world. And with the iTunes U app users can download content directly onto their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.