A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience.
Naturally, major device manufacturers are now battling for dominance in the field. Below, we explore how Apple is winning the battle for education technology and what gives them the edge over the sizable competition in the market.
People are talking about digital tech’s opportunity to improve the classroom. Much of the discussion has been focused on digital textbooks. Apple’s recent announcement of iBooks for education has caused a stir over whether texts delivered on an expensive and propriety device like the iPad are really feasible. The US Justice Department has warned Apple and other five of the biggest US publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with this matter. Lets look at how higher education is going digital and what goverments should take lesson.