discontinue the iTunes U app by the end of 2021
Apple announced today, June 10, that it will completely discontinue the iTunes U app by the end of next year.
The app, which is available for iPhone and iPad, provides everything a teacher needs to bring to the classroom along with the iPad. In addition, the app also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to learn using a large collection of educational content from public courses at major schools, universities, museums and cultural institutions.
In place of this service, the company promises to continue developing and improving Classroom and Schoolwork applications, which will be the next generation of educational applications.
Check out what Apple allows to be done with the new apps, which are the future of educational content developed by the company:
- Classroom: The app is aimed at educators and turns the iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping teachers guide their students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track.
- Schoolwork: also aimed at teachers, the application helps to teach professionals to save time and maximize the potential of each student, facilitating the sharing of materials between the class, taking students to a specific activity in an application, collaborating with students, and visualizing student progress.
In addition to these two applications, Apple also develops the Apple School Manager, which allows IT administrators to easily manage iPads, Macs, Apple TV, Apple IDs, books and applications, ensuring that data is kept safe and confidential. Apps like Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, iMovie, Clips, and Swift Playgrounds have specific education features that are used regularly by teachers and students.
For now iTunes U is still available for download, but Apple plans to discontinue the iTunes U app by the end of 2021.
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