At the 23rd annual WWDC, Apple announced its new lineup of Macbooks and new stuff Siri has learned, as well as (some pretty cool) new features coming with iOS 6.
For eLearning professionals, a couple of the new iOS 6 features may be of particular interest. With the new release, you'll be able to simply circle items on-screen that you'd rather learners not touch while they work within an app (the settings button, for example). You will also have the option to enable single-app functionality. So, for example, if you'd like to administer a test via iPad, you'll be able to ensure that your learners can't leave the app to search for an answer. (Of course, that won't stop the kid with the 35 foot long cheat sheet in his pocket, but it's certainly a start.)
I thought the announcement was pretty exciting for the mLearning crowd as well, so I turned to Twitter to dig up some of my past tweets on iPads for education. Maybe these new technological tweaks have got you reconsidering the iPad for your organization?
- 103+ Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom
- Apple's iPad Officially Passes the Higher Education Test
- Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad
- Schools Across the Country Adopt the iPad
- Why iPads Aren't Ready For Classrooms... Yet
(There are two sides to every story, of course! This was from January 2011. Do you think some of the new operating system features have made iPads more classroom ready?)
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