I’ve been exploring the new iTunes U Course Manager tool. This free Safari based tool enables educators to simply bundle existing Powerpoint, Word, Pages, Keynote and video content into “courses” that are accessible via the iPad.
One one level it is pure genius in terms of simplicity. I have found a few quirks such as the limitations of the amount of content in a post and the sequence of posts not always responding to changes in the browser. However, for some teachers in schools with iPads this is going to be a new (as they say) “game changer” ;-)
Here is my first simple attempt - Sharing Content
This is work in progress - but this is the cool bit… as I update it the iTunes U course will auto update on your iPad. So for teachers that like to add and change things “on the hoof” this is great and a big advantage over iBooks Author. Also you don’t need a Mac for iTunes Course Manager.
In order to access you will need to be on an IOS device and have the free iTunesU app on that device.