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Can Apple Think Outside the Device?

Can Apple Think Outside the Device? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple still seems to view online services as add-ons to its devices, not as products or platforms that rise above the equipment.
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Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads

Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Apple will soon take another step toward persuading schools to ditch textbooks in favor of iPads by giving instructors a tool to teach from the tablet.
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The Apple Effect on E-Learning

The Apple Effect on E-Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

 

KF:  This brief and accessible article considers the impact of Apple products on current and future trends in elearning:

 

1.  Accelerating the shift from reliance on Flash materials;

2.  Enabling scalable mLearning strategies;

3.  Customising interaction via apps;

4.  Dedicated course materials via apps and iTunes U platforms;

5.  Enabling real-time face-to-face interaction.

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Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
"A disaster." "Largely gaming devices." "Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible." "WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!" These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74
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How to get an App Store refund for kids' accidental in-app purchases

How to get an App Store refund for kids' accidental in-app purchases | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

In-app purchases have become a thorny issue for customers in Apple’s ecosystem. Earlier this year, Cupertino settled with the US Federal Trade Commission over incidents where minors made in-app purchases – in some cases exorbitant ones – without the knowledge of their parents.

 

But if you (or someone you know) has been bitten by one of these inadvertent purchases, how can you go about recouping your money? If visions of paperwork and annoying forms are swimming before your eyes, don’t sweat it: Apple’s made it pretty easy to put in your request without even leaving your computer.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:19 AM

Very important parents! If you left by accident that password or account open without realizing that your kids can and do buy things within apps. Whether knowing or even without realizing it is Real money!