∞ iTunes U passes 300 million downloads

The education section of Apple’s iTunes app, referred to as iTunes U, has just reached a new download milestone. According to Apple, iTunes U just surpassed 300 million downloads. Calling it “one of the world’s most popular online education catalogs,” Apple said over Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U sites.

“iTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content from many of the world’s top institutions,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “With such a wide selection of educational material, we’re providing iTunes users with an incredible way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.”

Schools providing content for iTunes U include Cambridge, Oxford, Princeton, Cornell, Temple, McGill, Yale and many others. Content from universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore has just been added to iTunes U.

Apple said users have access to more than 350,000 audio and video files from educational institutions around the globe.