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INTELECOM Launches on iTunes U
Jul 02, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)
PASADENA, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators, students and lifelong learners alike can now access free content from INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications, as INTELECOM joins a growing number of educational institutions and content providers on iTunes U ( http://www.apple.com/itunesu/ ).
Since May 2007 Apple ( http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/ ) has been offering post-secondary institutions a portal on its popular iTunes Store ( ), called iTunes U, for publishing audio and video lectures. Files can be downloaded for free to a PC or Mac, and later transferred to a mobile device such as an iPod. Apple also provides institutions with an administrative backend for uploading content and templates for building their own iTunes U sites.
Visitors to INTELECOM on iTunes U can download a short video clip about global warming and its impact on sea level, a full-length video on nutrition, or an entertaining drama that teaches English as a Second Language. Future content offerings will include study guides, audio clips, and engaging interviews with noted scholars and academicians on a range of topics.
"We're very excited to be able to showcase some of our educational content on iTunes U," says Cameron Cox, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services at INTELECOM. "For decades INTELECOM has been a leader in the development of instructional media for distance learning. We see iTunes U as an excellent example of technology in support of lifelong learning and a natural extension of our core mission of making education available anytime and anywhere."
"As INTELECOM joins other content providers in making the leap to online delivery, we look forward to offering a rich assortment of our instructional material to a new audience of users via iTunes U," adds INTELECOM President Glenn Kammen. "Given the quality of INTELECOM content and the highly intuitive iTunes user interface, we're confident that the user experience will be exceptional."
ABOUT INTELECOM INTELLIGENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications ( http://www.intelecom.org ), a non-profit corporation and consortium of 31 California community colleges, has been a leader in the design, production and distribution of distance learning courses and instructional media for post-secondary, secondary and adult basic education. Today, INTELECOM is uniquely positioned as a premier provider of online learning resources and curriculum-based digital media for distance and classroom learning.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Espy Martinez INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications 626.796.7300 Extension 117
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CONTACT: Espy Martinez of INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications,+1-626-796-7300, ext. 117
Web site: http://www.intelecom.org/ http://www.apple.com/itunesu/