Why Does Apple Want to Kill Education?

The recent announcement of iBooks Textbooks and iTunesU upgrades for education have left me sitting on the fence.

Firstly, i think Apple could have done a hell of a lot more, come up with something original and innovative and truly fresh for education. I believe this announcment does reinforce past modalities of teacher-centric and textbook-driven pedagogy, which is highly undsirable.

However, why can we not simply accept that it is progress toward a more efficient means of doing things. There was a twitter post I read which stated that kids cannot simply be creative and innvoative out of thin air. At least this goes some way giving them access to more information more efficiently.

Why does Apple want to kill education?

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