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ResearchChannel Leading iTunes U Downloads List
March 10, 2008
ResearchChannel's recent entrée into iTunes U and YouTube platforms is quickly making ResearchChannel the Web's most popular free online educational video site. ResearchChannel claims more top spots among iTunes U's most popular downloads list than any other iTunes U participant. Since launching in late January, as many as 18 of the top 100 videos on iTunes U have been ResearchChannel programs.
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