TechRepublic recently published an article by Nick Heath on how Apple’s VP of education, John Couch, views the current and future state of technology in education.
The insightful article touches on Couch’s early experiences at Apple as he recalls how “‘Steve Jobs saw technology as an amplifier for our intellect.’” Observing the learning experiences of his eldest son, Couch communicates the importance of using technology “to make learning engaging, collaborative and challenging” instead of using it “as a substitution… [which] doesn’t change the learning environment at all.”
With the vast App Store, repository of iTunes U classes, and iBook Author, Apple offers many services helping to remake education and extend learning beyond classroom walls. Further, the article states “[i]ncreasingly, teachers and students will turn to personalised learning services such as eSpark he said, where the students and teachers can choose the lessons that best suits the student, moving away from one size fits all education. ‘Going forward technology will really empower teachers to meet the need of each individual student.’”
eSpark’s Founder and CEO David Vinca comments “John’s vision for re-imagining learning is inspiring to me and influences our work at eSpark tremendously. We’re passionate about helping educators use technology to deliver truly student-centric learning that unlocks everyone’s true genius.”
Read the full TechRepublic article here.