Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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I believe one needs a base degree here also before applying to teacher's colledge. It does not lead to teaching the subject one studied though. A degree in english plus your teacher's ticket can land you in a science classroom or whever else the school needs a warm body.

I'd like to see teachers be highly qualified to teach the given subject not just qualified to present the pre-packaged course material. That would mean compensating teachers well enough to attrack a PHD away from a university or industry job though.

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