LJMU celebrates launch onto iTunes U

20 February 2012


We have officially launched the LJMU iTunes U website which allows staff, students and the general public to download, watch and listen to premium educational content generated at LJMU. We are one of just 30 institutions in the UK, and so far the only one in Merseyside, to be authorised for inclusion on iTunes U.


iTunes U is a dedicated area within the iTunes Store which makes it easy for anyone to access high quality educational material from leading universities. We believe that the presence of our content on the number 1 music store in the world will allow us to showcase the fantastic work being done at LJMU and will not only serve to educate, but also to foster collaboration and partnerships with students and researchers on a global scale.

Michele Ibbs, Pro Vice-Chancellor Marketing and International, hosted an event to thank all the staff across LJMU who have worked to produce high quality audio and video content for the site. Michele commented: "This is a great achievement for the University. It is a privilege to be accepted onto the iTunes U platform - there is a lengthy application process and Apple demand a minimum of 150 pieces of high quality content. This project has only come to fruition thanks to the enthusiasm staff have shown to develop content for the benefit of current and prospective students."

Speaking at the event, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill echoed this praise and spoke about the importance of continuing to use technology for the benefit students and research at the University. 

Dr David Lowe, a Programme Leader at LJMU’s Law School added: "I think it’s important to use this media to connect with LJMU students. I know many students have already used it to aid their study as they can revisit lectures. It’s also a great way to promote the teaching at LJMU to potential students as it shows that lectures are interactive teaching events that combine learning with enjoyment."

iTunes U may be accessed via the iTunes store. This is not currently available on the LJMU network, but a browser based version of the site is available at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ljmutv/itunesu/

If you would like to find out more about LJMU on iTunes U contact Neil Grant at n.grant@ljmu.ac.uk

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