Autodesk, Inc. announced Monday the availability of the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course, marking the first time the company has shared its portfolio of curricula resources through iTunes U.
Developed by educators and subject matter experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).
It uses Autodesk’s professional-grade 3D design, engineering and entertainment software used in industry, helping students develop 21st century skills and prepare for future careers, says the company.
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iTunes U is a new way to bring a classroom together on iPad, helping educators build lessons with educative content, collect and grade student work and stay connected with their class.
A key component of the Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course is learning materials about the use of Autodesk Fusion 360, which brings CAD, CAM and CAE together in the cloud.
It’s an integrated, connected, and accessible platform built for the new ways products are being designed and made.
Autodesk also launches the Autodesk Design Academy Multi-Touch book, which includes learning materials about Autodesk SketchBook Express, software that brings digital art and concept sketching to life. Both the iTunes U course and Multi-Touch book will be available for free on iPad this fall.