Campus Considers Apple's iTunes U

In April, a workgroup that included representatives from various campus units was formed to investigate the possibility of partnering with Apple to join iTunes U. iTunes U is a program that organizes a university's audio, text, and multimedia files and makes them available to faculty and students at no charge. Based on preliminary analysis and feedback from the campus workgroup, an application was submitted to Apple on behalf of UC Davis. Shortly thereafter, given interest expressed by various UC campuses, UC Office of the President initiated discussions with Apple to negotiate a system-wide service agreement. Results from these negotiations will be shared with members of the UC Davis community as soon as they become available. Pending further development, Information and Educational Technology plans to continue to provide podcasting services through its podcasting program. For more information about iTunes U, see To access the UC Davis podcasting Web site, visit