What: Apple has announced it will expand two new education-oriented products to Latin America, as well to Asia and Europe.
Why it matters: The new iBook’s Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, will help cover 100% of US high school core curriculum and (GCSE) core curriculum in the U.K.
Apple has announced that iBooks Texbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, two education-oriented products, will expand into Latin America and other new markets including Asia and Europe.
iBooks Textbooks are now available in a total of 51 countries, including Brazil, Italy, and Japan. Additionally, iTunes U Course Manager is now available in 70 countries, including Russia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
In 2012, Apple fulfilled late company co-founder Steve Jobs’ “vision” by launching digital iBooks Textbooks.
Now, the fullscreen textbooks feature interactive animations, rotating 3D diagrams, flick-through photo galleries and tap-to-play videos.
There are now approximately 25,000 educational titles created by independent publishers, teachers and leading education service companies and new educational content available from Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Hodder Education. Overall, this will help to cover 100% of US high school core curriculum and the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) core curriculum in the U.K.
“The incredible content and tools available for iPad provide teachers with new ways to customize learning unlike ever before. We can’t wait to see how teachers in even more countries will create their new lesson plans with interactive textbooks, apps and rich digital content,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.