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: Already Happening
by Fergy on Thu 19th Jan 2012 21:41 UTC in reply to "Already Happening"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

Their key argument was: we already make Engineering students purchase x86 Windows XP machines to run AutoCAD, this is really no different than that.

And with that attitude you make sure that your students will always be in that situation. Schools would be the last place where I would expect a short term vision.

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