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Mobile Learning with iTunes U

Mobile Learning With iTunes U

On January 25, 2007, HACC became one of the earliest educational institutions to adopt academic podcasting. In January 2012, HACC joined Duke, Stanford, Yale, MIT and Open University as one of six educational institutions to provide full iTunes U courses. HACC now offers 19 full iTunes U courses and 111 iTunes U collections. As of July 2014, there were 977,848 total subscribers for all 19 iTunes U courses offered by HACC. Learn more about HACC's iTunes U courses.

 

How do I get access to these courses?

Download iTunes U software. You can access HACC collections on any PC or MAC device.

You need an iOS device to access HACC's full iTunes U courses. These courses are for supplemental instruction. You will not earn any HACC credits.

 

Will I earn any HACC credits for taking these courses?

You will NOT earn any HACC credits for taking iTunes U courses. You need to enroll as a traditional or online student to receive credits. 

 

What are the courses?

Below is a course listing.

Please note: If a course title includes "v" and a number, it does not represent a volume. This number shows chronologically when HACC published it on iTunes U.

 

Allied Health
Maternal Newborn Health by Sharon Fronko

 

This course covers the safe nursing care of women, newborns, and childbearing families.  This course is designed to develop the concepts of various topics as they relate to safe nursing care during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.  Special consideration is placed on events that are common in the normal life cycle.  This course has a variety of birthing videos and other explicit media that may not be suitable for children.

Published: Aug. 13, 2014   Worldwide Subscribers: NA

 

Astronomy

Introduction to Planetary Astronomy by Robert Wagner

This course introduces the solar system. It focuses on the sun, major and minor planets, the earth-moon system, asteroids, comets, meteors, the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud.

This course also covers the physical laws of motion and the properties of light, the origin of the Solar System and formation of the planets. Laboratory exercises reinforce the concepts discussed in the lectures. These concepts pertain to the location and motion of objects in the sky.

Nominal use of math is required.

Published: Aug. 16, 2013      Worldwide Subscribers: 18,791

 

Introduction to Stellar Astronomy by Robert Wagner

This course covers the physical features of stars, including the sun as a star, stellar distances and motion, evolution and star types, study of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. It also includes discussion of recently discovered phenomena such as quasars, pulsars, cosmic blackbody radiation and infrared stars. There is a short unit on the solar system.

You will learn more about the science of astronomy from laboratory exercises.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012   Worldwide Subscribers: 86,109

 

English

English Essentials: Writing by Alfred Siha

This is an introductory course. It serves as a foundation to your writing career. It exposes you to the various English discourses. You will learn skills and explore ways of thinking. You will also participate in larger discussions.

This course will help you develop essential writing skills. These include clear, coherent paragraphs and longer, thesis-driven essays. The course also covers some grammar and sentence-level skills.

This course includes four major writing assignments —narrative, compare and contrast, research and argument. It also includes a concluding discussion on other ways of writing (final portfolio). You will use guided writing prompts and an iBook for additional instruction.

Published: April 1, 2014   Worldwide Subscribers: 55,187

 

Writing Boot Campus by Hetal Thaker

This course is designed to provide a two-week essay writing refresher for incoming college students preparing to take their college's writing placement test.  This course provides a general introduction to college writing and exam writing.  It is divided into instruction days and assignment days with two-to-four hours per assignment day.  Topics covered include the elements of a paragraph, parts of an essay, responding to prompts, and preparing for the test day.

Published: July 16, 2014   Worldwide Subscribers: 414

 

Math

Applied Calculus for Business by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course is ideal for students in various business or social science programs.

It covers quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, differential calculus of single variable and of several variables, and techniques of integration. It reviews numerous applications to business and economics.

This course also covers concepts of limits and continuity, application of differentiation rules to determine derivatives and application of integration rules to determine integrals of functions. Applications include real-world business and economic problems such as marginal analysis, curve sketching, optimization, elasticity, related rates, consumer's surplus, producer's surplus and local extreme values and saddle points for functions of two variables.

The prerequisite for the live Applied Calculus for Business course is a minimum grade of C in College Algebra. 

Published: July 31, 2012   Worldwide Subscribers: 7,751

 

Beginning Algebra by Susan Cooper-Nguyen

This course is intended for both first-time students and those who want to brush up on their algebra skills. This course provides a foundation in algebra.

This course covers basic algebraic skills. It does this through a study of fundamental properties of numbers and operations in arithmetic and algebra. These include polynomials and linear equations.

HACC offers this course on campus two times a week. Each session is 75 minutes each.

HACC recorded this course primarily at the York Campus. The video recordings are predominantly unedited clips from live classes. 

You will need to use a scientific calculator for this course. A graphing calculator is not necessary. After each lesson you will perform a self-assessment to monitor your progress. Each post includes an estimated time to complete the self-assessment. Each post also includes an answer key. 

The prerequisite for this course is Pre-Algebra.

Published: Aug. 7, 2013    Worldwide Subscribers: 26,996

 

Calculus I by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course covers plane analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity. Other topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation, related rates problems and other application problems.

This course requires a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. It also requires a strong background in Pre-Calculus. 

The prerequisite for the live Calculus I course is a minimum grade of C in Pre-Calculus. 

Published: March 2, 2014    Worldwide Subscribers: 9,970

 

Calculus II by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course covers transcendental functions and their calculus. Other topics include various methods of integration. These are integration by parts and partial fractions, applications, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences and series.

This course requires a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. It also requires a strong background in Calculus I —differentiation and integration.

The prerequisite for the live Calculus II course is a minimum grade of C in Calculus I.

Published: Dec.10, 2013    Worldwide Subscribers: 12,286

 

Calculus III by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course covers vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, space geometry and vector calculus. 

This course requires a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. You also need a strong background in Calculus I and Calculus II —differentiation and integration. 

The prerequisite for the live Calculus III course is a minimum grade of C in Calculus II. 

Published: April 21, 2014 Worldwide Subscribers: 282

 

College Algebra by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course covers fundamental algebraic operations, exponents and radicals, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, system of inequalities, conic sections, sequences and series, probabilities and mathematical induction.

This course requires a solid foundation and strong background in Intermediate Algebra.

The prerequisite for the live College Algebra is a minimum grade of C in Intermediate Algebra or through the College Math Placement Test.

Published: July 12, 2012   Worldwide Subscribers: 103,587

 

College Algebra v2 by Susan Cooper-Nguyen

This course covers fundamental algebraic operations, exponents and radicals, systems of equations, higher degree equations, logarithms, matrices and inequalities.

HACC offers this course twice a week on campus. Each session is 75 minutes.

HACC recorded this course primarily at the York Campus. The video recordings are unedited clips from a live classroom.

The prerequisite for this course is intermediate algebra. You need to use a graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 for this course.

After each lesson you will perform a self-assessment to monitor your progress in the course. Each post includes an estimated time to complete the self-assessment. Posts also include answer keys for each self-assessment.

Published: Aug. 15, 2012   Worldwide Subscribers: 13,092

 

College Algebra v3 by Pam Capwell (Watkins)

College Algebra is the doorway to the further study of college mathematics.

This course covers fundamental algebraic operations, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithm, and inverse functions and their graphs, systems of equations, matrices and inequalities.

If you are using this course to supplement your learning, you should watch the podcasts, complete the suggested practice exercises and complete the self-assessments. Upon successful completion of this course, you will posses the mathematical skills needed to continue further study in mathematics.

This course uses the textbook College Algebra, 5th edition, by Mark Dugopolski. ISBN 0-321-64559-6. 

Published: Feb. 12, 2013    Worldwide Subscribers: 20,742

 

Differential Equations by Oiyin Pauline Chow

This course covers different methods to solve ordinary differential equations of the first and second order with physical and geometrical applications. Other methods include differential operators, Laplace Transform, matrices, solutions in series, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and numerical approximation.

This course requires a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry. It also requires a strong background in Calculus (I, II, III) —differentiation and implicit differentiation. Methods of integration include integration by parts and partial fractions, series, differentiation and integration of functions of two variables, operations on matrices, and determinants.

The prerequisite for the live Differential Equations course is a minimum grade of C in Calculus II.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012   Worldwide Subscribers: 69,720

 

Intermediate Algebra by Pam Capwell (Watkins)

If you have a limited background in algebra, this course supplements your knowledge.

It covers fundamental operations, special products and factors, functions and fractional equations, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations and applications.

If you are using this course to supplement your learning, you should watch the podcasts, complete the exercises and complete the self-assessments.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012    Worldwide Subscribers: 175,997

 

Intermediate Algebra v2 by Susan Cooper-Nguyen

If you have a limited background in algebra, this course builds on your knowledge. It is intended for students who have some prior knowledge of algebra or want to brush up on their algebra skills. 

It covers fundamentals operations, special products and factors, functions, fractional equations, exponents, radicals and quadratic equations. 

HACC primarily recorded this course at York Campus. The video recordings are predominantly unedited clips from live classes.

Published: June 30, 2014     Worldwide Subscribers: 2,495

 

Introduction to Statistics by Susan Cooper-Nguyen

This course is designed for students enrolled in technical, business and liberal arts curricula.

It covers describing and summarizing data both graphically and numerically, probability, various distributions, parametric estimation and tests of significance and exploration of bivariate data.

HACC offers this course on campus twice a week. Each session is 150 minutes.

HACC recorded this course at the York Campus. The podcasts are unedited clips from a live classroom.

The prerequisite for this course is intermediate algebra. You will need to use a graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012    Worldwide Subscribers: 151,504

 

Principles of Mathematics by Linda Buckwalter

This course meets general transfer or degree requirements in fields other than mathematics, physical science and engineering. This class is a mathematics survey class. It introduces you to the beginning concepts of different areas of mathematics.

This course covers conceptual treatment of number theory, modern algebra, geometry, fundamentals of logic and sets and other topics.

HACC offers this course on campus and online every semester (15 weeks), including summers (12 weeks). The same number of hours is required for any format.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012    Worldwide Subscribers: 120,836

 

Trigonometry by Jason Rosenberry

This course is a 100-level trigonometry course.

The course covers trigonometric functions, relationships, and graphs. It also covers identities and trigonometric equations. This course includes composite, multiple and half-angle formulas. It covers complex numbers and DeMoivre's theorem.

This course uses the textbook Trigonometry, 9th edition, by Lial, Hornsby, &Schneider;Pearson 2009. 

Algebra II is a prerequisite. HACC also recommends taking College Algebra before this course.

Published: Jan. 13, 2012    Worldwide Subscribers: 95,803