According to an email obtained by MacRumors, Apple plans to overhaul its iPad in Education Program in order to ease the distribution process and classroom adoption of its tablets for schools and entire districts.
In this week’s Sunday Review: Is student debt tied to the income of university presidents? Google’s rise in the education technology market. Harvard’s Hollywood-like MOOC production. The Future of textbooks. Unizin, a potential threat to edX? The cult of college drop-outs and more.
Last week Google announced the acquisition of Divide, the company creates software solutions that enable companies to keep personal data separate from company data on mobile devices.
The Divide team will join Google’s Android team to work on new solutions integrated in the mobile OS. For existing customers of the company nothing will change for the time being.
In his 2013 founders’ letter, Google’s co-founder and CEO Larry Page takes a look at the current state of the US school system and states that it isn’t capable of encouraging the next generation of “big thinkers” companies like Google want and need to hire.
In this week’s Sunday Review: US high schools reach 80% graduation rate, Microsoft donates $1 billion to school districts, Minerva announces its founding class, MIT becomes the first Bitcoin economy, Google stops scanning student and teacher emails, politics in China drive graduating students into the job market, lessons from inBloom’s rapid demise and more.