1 Million Downloads in 7 Weeks for Stanford Course on iTunes U.

Free videos of Stanford’s wildly popular course on creating applications for the iPhone and iPod touch have now been downloaded a remarkable million times from Stanford’s site on iTunes U in the iTunes Store.

And all of the million downloads have come in just seven weeks, since the course began on April 1. This makes the iPhone Application Programming videos the fastest to reach the 1 million milestone in the history of iTunes U.

Apple engineers teach the live version of the course to Stanford students in a small auditorium in Stanford’s Quad. The rest of the world can take the course online for free by downloading videos of all the class lectures and the slides used by instructors. (The videos and slides are available at http://itunes.stanford.edu.)

Only Stanford students enrolled in the classroom version of iPhone Application Programming will receive credit for the course, however.