iTunes University: Free Higher Education

At iTunes you can buy a song for 99 cents.

And while you are there you can download an entire course on theoretical physics by world-renowned Stanford professor Leonard Susskind. For free.iTunes U

Although it launched just over a year ago, iTunes U now offers more than 50,000 free audio and video tracks Рcourse lectures, language lessons, speeches, etc. Рfrom dozens of universities and colleges, including the likes of Duke, MIT, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, and Yale. There’s also a variety of lectures and videos from prominent non-academic institutions like American Public Media, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, NPR and PBS. [1. San Jose Mercury News, 7/28/2008]

Any iTunes U course can be downloaded to your home computer with iTunes software (a free download that works on Windows PCs), or you can buy an iPod for $50 and have a portable university where ever you go.