Penn on iTunes U

iTunes U

iTunes U is a service provided by Apple that allows college and university instructors, administrators and affiliates to manage, distribute and control student access to educational audio and video content.

Penn on iTunes U is a platform portal for audio, video and PDF files that feature lectures and events from different University departments, schools and research centers.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we stay connected with Penn on iTunes U.


1 million plus

Number of podcast downloads that have been made from Penn’s iTunes U site.


Price to download files from Penn’s iTunes U site. As in it’s absolutely free.


Number of audio and video podcasts related to the University and its community available on Penn’s iTunes U site.


Number of years Penn has been on iTunes U.


Length, in minutes and seconds, of Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor John L. Jackson, Jr.’s 60-Second Lecture on “Ethnography in the Age of Supercrunching.” A collection 60-Second Lectures are available on the Penn iTunes U sites. (Most last longer than 60 seconds).


Number of audio and video tracks available from Knowledge@Wharton. They include former Wharton fellow Raghda Shaheen discussing “Bridging Two Worlds—American and The Middle East.”


Number of countries where the iTunes U service is available: the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

200,000 plus

Number of educational audio and video files available at iTunes U.

Originally published on October 1, 2009