Stanford adds class discussions to iTunes U

Very cool. The Atlantic:

“Now available on the iTunes platform is a Stanford class, ‘App Development for the iPhone and iPad ,’ which allows, for the first time, interactive class discussions. The class — to date, the most popular among Stanford’s many iTunes U offerings — will employ the course discussion infrastructure of Piazza, which Stanford has already been using as an online supplement to its in-person discussions. Students in the class — which is still free to take — will get to interact with each other, asking questions and working through problems.”

Fantastic. I learn best when I can ask questions and collaborate with other students. That’s been the one piece missing from iTunes U for me. It’s great to see Stanford address it.