Just as we shared our thoughts less than a week back about the change iTunes U (See our earlier post – iTunesU and iAuthor may impact mLearning – sooner than you think) might be bringing to the world of mLearning (as we know it), we hear of other players jumping in the bandwagon. Samsung announces its plans to launch the Learning Hub in direct competition with Apple’s iTunesU. Continue reading
We just completed our eventful and memorable 5 year long journey. But we will rather call it a short history, because there are far bigger things to achieve in the years to come. Besides it still feels like yesterday. Starting out with a team of 3, we have achieved quite a few things to feel proud about - Continue reading
iBook, iAuthors and the iTunesU from Apple, a great step towards changing the education system. For those who underestimated the announcement, this was a huge wake up call! Apple have been busy doing what they do best and that is innovating! Though targeted at schools and colleges and students right now, the impact that this could have on higher education companies, publishers, universities and colleges is mind boggling!
In one go, Apple has entered the eBook marketplace (taking on Amazon) in a big way, authoring tool space (Adobe must be really scratching their head with the free iAuthor) and into the realm of online education and learning (traditional companies that service the online colleges and universities and educational institutions as well). It would be interesting to track the share prices of some of the companies that are going to be impacted by the iBook, iAuthor and the iTunes. Continue reading
With Apple all set to launch its new iPad3 next month, we wonder what Apple might add to its already great (and largest selling) tablet iPad 2. Expectations from Apple have always been huge with technologists expecting something that will blow them away. How far Apple can continue with that? The announcement of iPhone 4S did create quite a stir thanks to a smart and witty assistant, SIRI but for the knowledgeable it was nothing more than a couple of upgrades from iPhone 4. There is huge anticipation for the iPad3 from all enthusiasts, tech writers and the industry as a whole. Will this one be an iPad4S or a massive upgrade and further increase what has become the benchmark for tablets? Continue reading
Questions that have suddenly engulfed all the stake holders in the e-learning industry are: What is the future of eLearning going be in a few years to come if the iPad won’t support Flash? Will we have to reduce the interactive quotient of our eLearning courses? Is HTML5 really a viable alternative to Flash? Or simply, why couldn’t Steve Jobs just decide to include Flash on the iPad and make lives simpler for everyone?
The answers? Especially to the last one? Well, quite honestly, no one has any at the moment. Even Steve Jobs’ open letter to Adobe doesn’t quite give us a satisfactory reply. Continue reading