Apple’s educational platform hits 1 billion downloads

Apple announced on Thursday, 28, that its educational platform has reached the mark of 1 billion downloads. The iTunes U catalog has free content from schools, libraries, museums and organizations that help educators create courses, lectures, papers, books, games, etc. for iOS users.

In a statement, Apple vice president Eddy Cue said there are courses with more than 250,000 students enrolled, “which is a phenomenal change in the way of teaching and learning.”

Some of the world’s leading universities, such as Duke, Yale, Cambridge, MIT and Oxford, have extensions with more than 100,000 students enrolled in individual courses – Stanford and Open University have downloaded 60 million downloads each.

More than 60% of the 75,000 applications available on the platform were created in the United States, but all can be accessed in 155 countries. 30 countries develop apps, including some newly added ones like Brazil, South Korea, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

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