Story posted July 25, 2007
Apple has selected footage from Bowdoin College’s RoboCup team, the Northern Bites, for the front page of iTunes U. The videos feature highlights from the robotic dog team’s dramatic win at the RoboCup 2007 World Championships held in Atlanta, Ga., in early July.
iTunes U was launched in May 2007 as a place within the iTunes Music Store, where users can download free content from a variety of colleges and universities, including lectures, language lessons, sports highlights, campus tours and interviews.
Downloaded material — including live streamcasts of some Bowdoin athletic games — can be viewed on video-capable iPods and AppleTV players, and audio content can be played on a variety of media, including iPods, MP3 players and phones.
Among the highlights of Bowdoin College on iTunes U site is a guided audio-video tour through the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and public talks by visiting high-profile speakers, including Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher Hill '74, Robert Reich, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tracy Kidder.
Bowdoin is the only undergraduate institution currently providing educational material on iTunes U.
To get to the iTunes U front page, go to iTunesU.com. At the bottom of the page, click on the green "Visit iTunes U in the music store" button. Once on the iTunes Store page, in the upper left hand corner, click on iTunes U with the orange “new” button.