Tag Archives: iPad

Apple is Playing the Long Game with iBooks 2 and iTunesU App

When Apple made the iBooks Author / iBooks2 / iTunesU app announcement on January 19th, there were many arguments for and against their implied educational market strategy. In the educational technology community, two of the most intense arguments why Apple’s … Continue reading

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The iPad and the iLabs

There’s just so much to like about the LetterMPress project: To begin with, I found it on KickStarter, a great site for crowd funding art projects that I learned about thanks to my friends at smARThistory. (There’s still one day … Continue reading

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Why OER Advocates Should Be Happy About the iPad

I got some comments on my Blackboard iPad post specifically regarding the push toward native—and therefore proprietary—apps and away from standards-based web apps. This concern is just one example of a constellation of complaints about how Apple is too closed. … Continue reading

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Blackboard's iPad App and its implications

Ray Henderson has a post up about his sense of responsibility to customers regarding balancing innovation with mature products (careful refinements in features and support services to meet customer needs) versus innovation in new areas (bold thinking and experiments). It’s … Continue reading

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