Academic journal article International Journal of Instructional Media

Thirteen/WNet's Educational Resources and iTunes U

Academic journal article International Journal of Instructional Media

Thirteen/WNet's Educational Resources and iTunes U

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INTRODUCTION

Students and teachers are using mobile devices to access online educational content from a tremendous variety of sources. One of the largest collections of materials is found at iTunes U. Here, increasingly, educational content from Thirteen/WNET can be accessed by students and teachers any time from any location. Using an iPhone or an iPod Touch a user can have instant access to rich educational content. Learning can happen at the convenience of the user with these tools, dramatically increasing the time available for instruction.

THIRTEEN'S EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Currently, Thirteen provides content on itunes from a number of its educational resources. There is content from the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, the station's annual professional development conference. This first-rate conference, held in New York City during the month of March, provides excellent speakers, panelists, and exhibitors. The conference promotes global awareness while emphasizing cutting-edge practice.

In addition to material from the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, there is content from the celebrated series, WIDE ANGLE. WIDE ANGLE promotes global awareness and appreciation of diversity by exploring complicated topics from a variety of perspectives. …

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