Question: Does the solution you mention allow the currently enormous iTunes
user base to easy find the content, manage it and download it to their
On 9/9/09 8:11 AM, "Matt Kolb" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Aldrich, Dak wrote:
>> Some time ago, i heard a rumor that MSU may / may not be in talks with
>> Apple over an agreement for a series of iTunes servers, or some system
>> that would allow Faculty to share iTunes libraries to other computers
>> on campus so that students may do listening exercises and other
>> homework involving audio, remotely.
>> Does anyone know if this was in fact true, or what has or is becoming
>> of that?
>> Being in Music, our faculty have been screaming (yes, some of them
>> have gotten rather loud about it) for something like this for...
>> well... since i've been here. I am aware of StoreMedia, which is a
>> great thing, however, i will be forever showing people how to upload
>> and stream media through that, if i even try and open that door.
>> Thanks for any input anyone might have.
> We have been investigating this offering with some folks from the
> College of Ed and Engineering. The further along we got into the
> feature set available in the current version of iTunesU, the more
> questions about it we had.
> Prior to Jan 1, 2009, schools who had signed a contract with Apple got
> 500GB of storage on Apple's servers. Faculty could upload content via
> an upload link baked right into the iTunesU class page they were
> responsible for. Apple also had a "dropbox" feature for students at
> that point.
> Post Jan 1, 2009 contract-signers were no longer provided this storage
> option (thus eliminating the "one click" upload and dropbox
> features). This means that the only way to get content into iTunesU
> is by linking an RSS feed in the course page (as a "group"). We have
> solutions which provide the ability to host content and generate RSS
> feeds (Storemedia + streaming.msu.edu) already. The question that
> we've been struggling with is: what value then, does iTunesU then
> provide for us?
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Biomedical Research & Informatics Core (BRIC) Department
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