Apple adds search to Education!

I am very happy to see Apple really pick up the ball in the aging textbook industry. As you may have heard in the news, Apple has released iBooks 2 & iBooks Author applications that will allow you to create text-books to be used on the iPad! I have already downloaded the app and plan to dive deep into learning how to publish. Over at Apple.com they have a great video showing the possibilities of this new-be-standard in education. Everything that was talked about from Apple about the current education system is spot on with our own report by Richard Innes “Digital Learning Now“. I think this is a big step in education, as one of the educators said in the video, “There’s no reason, today, to assume that kids have to use the same tools that they used in the 1950’s. In fact, to do so is to prepare them for a world that is already past”. Click below to see what it is all about!

Apple in Education video

Comments

  1. This is an important development that will energize a whole new source of textbook creation activity.

    One real benefit from on line textbooks is that as mistakes are found in them, they can be corrected. That isn’t possible with printed texts.

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