The Scottish Mobile Learning Day was a chance for staff from further and higher education in Scotland to get together and discuss mobile learning and assessment. This post pulls together tweets from the day.
Will iBooks, the iBook Author and the iTunes U app liberate content and lead to positive changes for learning and assessment? Possibly, in the Apple orchard at least.
"A new authoring tool, the iBooks Author, will enable anyone to create their own e-textbooks, publish and even sell them via the iBookstore. The iTunes U app, which can be installed on an iPad, iPhone or iPod can be used to build and access courses using content from the iBookstore, the internet, iCloud etc...
Educators have been making their own content available for years (eg as OERs with Creative Commons licenses)... but I think perhaps the shiny, extra piece that Apple have provided, is to supercharge access to self-developed content, allowing this to be easily integrated with material from a range of sources and enabling it to be tracked (across a range of Apple devices)..."
Useful article, which explores in some depth the implications of Apple's new iBooks, iBookstore and iTunes U app, and some of the challenges and opportunities for education.
"Apple made it clear this week that one of the industries it hopes to reinvent is education -- an area in which the company has a long history. Columnist Ryan Faas explains what Apple has in mind for schools."
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