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.