January 19th, 2012
Apple: School should center on the iPad: Apple on Thursday lifted the veil on its plans to remake the educational landscape in a way that centers on its best-selling tablet computer, the iPad. Some educators seem to be excited about the changes. “Apple has recognized that learning for students is not a one-way street,” Jed Macosko, an associate professor at Wake Forest University, said in a statement. “Until now, most traditional e-textbooks have focused on linear content delivery, which is not the way people learn. Research shows that we learn by asking questions,” said Macosko, the author of an interactive biology textbook.