Learning Is Now Fun, Thanks To Apple

Yesterday, Apple released iBooks 2, iAuthor and iTunesU App. With these 3 things Apple has made learning fun and will reinvent education. I watched the Keynote presentation yesterday and was blown away by the features of these Apps. Here is what Apple says about these products.

iBooks textbooks for iPad. There’s nothing textbook about them.

Textbooks they won’t want to put down.

A Multi-Touch textbook on iPad is a gorgeous, full-screen experience full of interactive diagrams, photos, and videos. No longer limited to static pictures to illustrate the text, now students can dive into an image with interactive captions, rotate a 3D object, or have the answer spring to life in a chapter review. They can flip through a book by simply sliding a finger along the bottom of the screen. Highlighting text, taking notes, searching for content, and finding definitions in the glossary are just as easy. And with all their books on a single iPad, students will have no problem carrying them wherever they go.

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iBooks Author. Create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad.

Available free on the Mac App store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.

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iTunes U. Take courses for free on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

The new iTunes U app puts complete courses from universities and other schools — and the world’s largest online catalog of free education content — right on the devices you use every day

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Reinventing Education

If I compare, for a moment, how I was taught in school with how kids will now be taught, I cannot but feel grateful for the tremendous possibilities that today’s kids now have. If you boil the comparison down to one word, it is “FUN”. I had very limited choice in everything related to education and so did most of the kids around that time. Not much choice in selecting a school or teachers or courses or textbooks. Also, there was so much time wasted sitting through classes that did not matter and reading textbooks that made learning difficult. All in all learning was not much fun. All that has changed now and will change further in the next years.

So, what will this reinvention bring? An era of super smart kids? An era where traditional college degrees do not matter?

 

About Shakeel Akhtar

I am a husband and a father striving for a balanced life. It is my belief that a balanced life could result in a life of zero regrets. With this mindset, I am blogging on 7 areas of life that I call the 7 colors of the rainbow of life. We are given 168 hours every week to paint our rainbow with these 7 colors and if we are able to do that then there is a chance that we could find our "pot of gold"
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