Dominating the consumer electronics market is not enough for Apple. With the goal to become a major presence in the international education market, Apple has announced that it plans on making its iTunes U Course Manager and iBooks Textbooks available to more regions. Apple has always had a strong affiliation for the education market. Case in point, during its latest earnings call, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., announced that the iPad enjoys a 94 percent market share among all tablets in the education market. Even the first Apple computers were built for students and tech enthusiasts.
iTunes U Course Manager is now accessible in 80 countries, including Malaysia. This is an online application that lets teachers create downloadable, interactive course materials, whether you teach young children or university students. You can start using iTunes U Course Manager right here, if you have an Apple ID.
Additionally, the iBooks Textbooks, a tool that provides digital interactive textbooks, is now available in 51 countries – a list that includes Japan and Brazil. Unfortunately, iBooks Textbooks is not yet available in Malaysia.
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