Edutopia Offers Free Video Content on iTunes U


Edutopia has announced the availability of its Core Concept documentary videos through the iTunes U Beyond Campus portal, providing free, 24/7-access to material showcasing public school innovations. The videos cover a range of topics, including project learning, technology integration, teacher development, and social and emotional learning, among others.

According to Edutopia, the content is intended for integration into classroom presentations and professional and community development programs, providing practical examples of high-level, abstract concepts. Some of the issues addressed include:

  • An exploration of poverty, as seen through life in developing countries;
  • A documentary on one school's curriculum-based gardening program; and
  • An interview that looks at the inclusion of video games in the learning process.

The Edutopia library--published by The George Lucas Educational Foundation--consists of more than 75 titles from the organization's archives, with more titles to be added. Prior to their release on iTunes U, Edutopia materials were available only through, or by purchase on DVD.

Edutopia's iTunes U content can be accessed directly here.

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