iTunes U gets an overhaul, allows students to interact with the whole curriculum on the iPad
new interactive textbooks in iBooks 2, and the tools for creating them, Apple wants to leverage iTunes U on the iPad as well. There will be a dedicated app, and complete courses from renowned universities and professors. Teachers can post assignments to all students, which will appear as notifications, and after you complete a certain chapter, which will be available digitally, of course, the assignment can be checked finished.
Syllabi sharing will also be available, for those who want to exchange best practices, or simply piggyback on efforts of others to create a contemporary study course on a given subject to learn from the comfort of their iPad.
complete collaborative assignments, and the app will mark your progress. This new iTunes U experience is integrated with iBooks 2 as well, since that's where the interactive textbooks are.
Some major universities already have curriculum uploaded there, more are on the way, and K-12 students will now also have access to the dynamic course materials.
The iTunes U app is free and is available today at 123 countries, and the only requirement for its new full potential is to get an iPad, of course.
1. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
"Apple overhauls applications to devise ways to overcharge for pre-existing media"
10. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
By "pre-existing media", do you mean the current digital textbooks which suck, or the paper text books which are significantly more expensive than these new digital textbooks?
2. c.hack (Posts: 534; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
And Android Trolls continue to whine about features they don't have.
6. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The truth hurts bitch
ebooks were hiked by apple. now its the new standard. do you think they're being philanthropic with their 60% iphone gross margins? furthermore, what makes you think i dont own apple products and am simultaneously disgusted? you're so stupid, i laugh with pity for your very existence
11. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Please, point out the "hike" you speak of. Oh wait, there isn't one.
15. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Apple is under investigation for price fixing for ebooks by the US Justice Department
oh wait, you're an uninformed barista
18. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
That's still not a price hike.
Oh wait, you can't read.
21. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
in this comment we debate the definition of hike vs increase
13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
> ebooks were hiked by apple.
Apple doesn't set the price of the ebooks. Those prices are set by the publishers themselves. Apple is just an agent (i.e. the agency model) providing the transation/platform medium for said market, respectively.
16. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Oh right, lets give apple a pass because you like giving up money for an arbitrary 50% price hike based on corporate greed that becomes untaxed profit. who cares?
17. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
additionally, it is collusion and i hope the justice department applies the Rico statute against everyone involved
19. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Actually, RICO doesn't apply to price fixing. At all.
Oh wait, you still can't read. Everything you learned about law you learned from The Dark Knight.
20. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
you're right, its not RICO. its antitrust
noticed that you didnt dispute the price fixing or the validity of collusion. ho hum petty insults dont make up for the fact that you make minimum wage
3. Mass88 (Posts: 50; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Why is anyone who speaks against Apple automatically branded an Android troll?
9. stealthd (Posts: 1067; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Because there's a difference between criticism and prejudiced fanboy bashing. Among phonearena's comments, there's a lot of the latter and not so much of the former.
14. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
> Why is anyone who speaks against Apple automatically branded an Android troll?
Only applies to those handles that are proud of their android union card-carrying status and trolls for fun.
Trust me, it's not hard to ID the hard-core android trolls on this site.
4. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
@mass88- its funny cos most iphone users complain about certain missing functionalities in IOS n pple think they are android trolls.
5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Whats the point in all this when not ALL schools dont have MAC'S or Ipads. Sounds dumb if you ask me
12. quakan (Posts: 1281; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Maybe some schools will look into it getting some and I think thats what Apple's hoping for.
7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
And now google will copy this move by Apple, and fandroids will say that this is the most logical next step, right? Lol
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
if you say so will enjoy the copied version while your loose your sleep thinking how sinful Google. :) haters will hate