OU makes e-Books available on iTunes

The Open University has made 100 e-Books available on iTunes, with a further 200 to come by the end of 2010.

The Open University has made 100 e-Books available on iTunes, with a further 200 to come by the end of 2010.

OU eBook content comes from the OU's OpenLearn website, which contains over 6,600 hours of free course materials.

Martin Bean, vice-chancellor of The Open University, said, "The way students choose to learn is changing. Industry analysts predict that by 2014 more people will access the internet via a mobile device than a computer.

"When it comes to mobile learning, OU e-Books will give students everywhere more choice than ever between the formats they prefer."

According to research from The British Library, by 2020 just 25% of all titles worldwide will be published only in print form.

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