Academic ceremonial celebrates the cliquishness of education, even when its rituals are rehearsed by the most inclusive and dispersed of universities. Gowned Seniors process to dignified music, accompanied by a glistening mace and inspiring orations, and the long stream of successful students shake an official hand to mark their admission to the ranks of the learned. 473 more words
So, this is nice. PDF Annotations means iTunes U can really be a one stop shop for offline resources (students can submit work when back on Wifi). 1:1 conversations with students also opens up a great new discussion platform. For me, I am looking forward to seeing how this can be used as a way to deliver specialised courses (such as a wellbeing program) that normally have a lot of the dreaded 'hand-out sheet' The 1:1 conversations could then allow some private feedback and conclusion in an easy way to both teacher and student. Timely, as I am working on this right now... Will keep you posted. D. More details on the new iTunes U site here.