Apple og lærebøker

Dette kan bli veldig bra, men eg kjenner eg er skeptisk: Apple skal selge lærebøker (link til ITavisen).

Eg har aldri vore tilhengjar av lukka system, noko Apple er spesielt flinke til å vere, og er det noko skulen ikkje treng så er det nye program som ikkje kommuniserar med kvarandre. Det vert hevda at møtet vil dreie seg om utviklinga av iTunes U, ein del av iTunes Store kor Apple har lagt til rette for at universitet og skular kan dele undervisning i form av multimedia med omverda. Og dette høyrest jo spennande ut (Henta frå MacRumors):

– This event will focus on iTunes University and Apple in education
– The event will be in New York rather than in the Silicon Valley because New York is more centrally located for textbook and publishing.
– This initiative has been in the making for years.
– The announcement will be small in size but large in scope: a big announcement in a demure space.
– I expect at least two large project announcements as they relate to Apple in education.
– Steve Jobs was intinimately [sic] involved with this project before his passing. He gave a hat tip to the textbook side of this project in the Isaacson biography.
– This will not be a hardware-related announcement.

Incidentally, one source who has worked with Apple to integrate technology in education recently suggested that Apple may have important changes coming to its iBooks platform directed specifically toward the academic set. Digital textbooks represent another nascent market that Apple could potentially upend as it did with music and mobile apps.

 

OPPDATERING: iBooks 2

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