Apple Moving iTunes U Collections to Podcasts

Apple is eliminating the iTunes U section of iTunes. Sometime in September, they are moving iTunes U collections to Podcasts. It’s all a bit confusing, however. They say that iTunes U will no longer appear as a media kind in iTunes, but there are two different ways to access this content. For iTunes U collections, you use the Podcasts section of iTunes, or the Podcasts app on iOS or the Apple TV, but for iTunes U public courses, you use the iTunes U app on iOS.

While iTunes U was a great idea, I guess it never caught on. Eliminating a media kind in iTunes is a good idea, and I don’t think anyone has any problems with this educational content being considered to be podcasts.

There’s more info here.

The Next Track, Episode #69 — Brian Brandt of Mode Records on John Cage, Morton Feldman, and the Music Business

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The Next Track, Episode #68 – Hi-Fi Snake Oil, Part 1: Cables

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The Next Track, Episode #67 – The Grateful Dead’s Legendary 5/8/77 Cornell Concert, with Author Peter Conners

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The Next Track, Episode #66 – Minimalist Pianist R. Andrew Lee

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The Next Track, Episode #65 – Pass the Remote Control

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The Next Track, Episode #64 – Album Artwork in Digital Files

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The Next Track, Episode #63 – Will Romano on Yes’s Close to the Edge, the Seminal Prog Rock Album

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The Next Track, Episode #62 — Simple and Elaborate Audio Systems — How Many Devices Can You Have in Your Audio Chain?

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The Next Track, Episode #61 – Traditions and Etiquette in Classical Concerts – Applause, Encores, Curtain Calls, and the Bravo Guy

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