New Album Artwork on iTunes U: Lit2Go
By Kim Tucker
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2010) – Lit2Go has a new look today. Browse the entire collection here: http://itunes.usf.edu/. Anyone with an Internet connection can access iTunes U to download files to their desktop, laptop or mobile device using the Windows or Mac operating system to utilize the content anytime, anywhere.
If you do not have the free iTunes player, get it here: www.apple.com/itunes.
Lit2Go is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the USF College of Education. Lit2Go is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in K-12 schools. The collection comprises out-of-copyright classics including: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
"We are revolutionizing teaching and learning one classroom at a time," said USF College of Education Dean Colleen S. Kennedy. “Mobile technologies, including the iTunes U platform, are having a huge impact on educational outcomes and reform.”
In addition to the newly organized Lit2Go collection of audio books on USF on iTunes U, supplementary materials are also available on the Florida Center for Instruction Technology Web site: http://fcit.usf.edu/.
An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material. Searches can be performed by title, author, keyword or reading level.
Kim Tucker is the communications & marketing officer in the College of Education.
The USF College of Education is ranked 54th by U.S. News & World Report of graduate schools in the country, is accaredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. The USF College of Education is the fourth largest public college of education in the nation. For more information on the USF College of Education, visit: www.coedu.usf.edu or Itunes.usf.edu.
The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.