EOL and iTunes University (iTunes U)
EOL has two exciting iTunes U offerings - the EOL iTunes U Collection and activities in support of E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iBooks Textbook and the Biology: Life on Earth iTunes U course.
EOL iTunes U Collection
EOL has organized biodiversity educational materials, information, podcasts and Google Earth Tours and made these resources available through iTunes University. Topics include invasive species, evolution, biological classification and species migration among others. The different resources can be used by a range of students from K-12 and undergraduate levels or by informal learning centers. All the materials are free.
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iBooks Textbook and iTunes U Course
E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is an innovative new iBooks Textbook for high school biology students created by the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. Available for free on the iBooks Store, Life on Earth is accompanied by an iTunes U course called Biology: Life on Earth. The iTunes U course brings together content from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Geographic, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and other institutions with content emphasizing important themes like citizen science, evolution, climate change, and the protection of biodiversity.
EOL content and resource are available in the first section of the course: Unity and Diversity of Life on Earth. Activities include an audio interview with E.O. Wilson, creating virtual collections of species and accessing the biodiversity resources available through EOL’s iTunes U collections.