By Jonathan Pena

iTunes UApple has announced that iTunes U has topped one billion downloads, an impressive number for a service launched just few years ago. Apple debuted iTunes U in 2007, expanding its library beyond laptops and computers when the company created its own iTunes U iOS app for mobile devices.

Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, released a brief statement stating that more than 2,400 schools across the nation are currently hosting new content on the service. “It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U, and [the] incredible content offered on iTunes U,” he said. “Students [are learning] like never before.”

For those unfamiliar with iTunes U, it’s a program that allows educators and institutions to share paid or free content with teachers and students alike. Over 155 countries worldwide have the ability to access iTunes U content; only educators can actually create iTunes U courses.

Apple’s iTunes U iOS app is available now as a free download in the App Store.