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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RE: I sympathise but.. - tools not brands
by jabbotts on Thu 19th Jan 2012 19:21 UTC in reply to "I sympathise but.."
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Schools should not be in the business of teaching brand loyalty. Producing students limited to only knowing Apple products is no better than the current trend of producing students limited to knowing Word instead of word processing.

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really? someone thinks schools should be teaching students how to use brand names not tools?

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