Who can contribute to Arkansas on iTunes U?
You may be recording lessons or classroom demonstrations to use in your teaching. Share your knowledge and expertise with learners beyond your classroom by contributing to iTunes U. You can also take advantage of our content contracts and create a course or collection specifically for iTunes U.
We know that students are motivated by tasks that allow them to work for authentic purposes and audiences. We also know that it is effective for students to tackle creative, project based tasks using digital tools to learn and demonstrate their learning.
K-12 public school districts in Arkansas may apply to become contributors to Arkansas on iTunes U. If your district has a course or video content that you would like to share on Arkansas on iTunes U, we would love to connect with you.
State agency programs, non-profit entities and educational initiatives like ASMSA, My School Info, Key Points, ASTA, and Hot Springs National Park have created an iTunes presence, making their media available for download through Arkansas on iTunes U. If you have educational media that addresses the K-12 audience of students or educators, consider adding iTunes U to your communications plan.
What belongs in the Arkansas iTunes U library?
Unlike YouTube, iTunes U is a curated library of educational content, and the standards for submission are designed to select material with the greatest potential value for learners. You can create collections of content or complete courses designed for iPads.
How does a course compare to a collection?
A collection is a series (generally at least 5) of video information/lessons ranging from 5 to 30 minutes in length. Collection videos are grouped together in an album on iTunes U for easy access. The video collections in iTunes U are best described as “vlogs” with a specific focus on the topic of the album in which they are encompassed. An iOS course in iTunes U is an interactive course that includes video lessons, iBooks, pdf’s and other digital materials. As with other digital learning management systems, they are generally designed to be taken over a period of time and usually include assignments and feedback from those who subscribe to the course. Course parameters vary from course to course along with the level of instructor/student interaction.
How do I get started?
Please feel free to contact Arkansas on iTunes U Coordinator, Donnie Lee in order to set up a meeting concerning iTunes U content creation and publication on our iTunes U site.
Visit our FAQ for contributors to get more information.