The education crisis in the United States has made headlines for quite some time. While education underperforms and stays largely behind other industries in its technology uptake, many of us have been looking to the promise of personal digital learning to revolutionize the classroom and education.
Apple has proven a successful disruptive innovation in business and life with its iPhone, iTunes, and iPad technologies. Now, is it ready to disrupt education?
Apple declared its official shift into the education market with the announcement of its partnership with leading publishers, expansion of iTunes U, and launch of the new iBooks 2 and iBooks Author, which is being coined the “Garage Band for textbooks.”
Apple already has a foothold in education, says OnlineEducation.net. It has 1.5 million iPads in classrooms, 20 thousand education apps available for download, and a highly active iTunes U database. Today, Apple made learning cheaper and more accessible to educators and students. Will new learning technologies from Apple help turn the education climate around?