Apple's iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager Going Global

22nd January 2014
Apple have announced the expansion of their iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager to now include markets across Asia, Latin America and Europe.

iBooks Textbooks
New countries now included in Apple's marketing strategy are Brazil, Italy and Japan, it now covers a total of 51 countries.

iBooks Textbooks reduces the need for students to carry around heavy satchels of literature offering iPad users, fullscreen textbooks with interactive animations, rotating 3D diagrams, flick-through photo galleries and tap-to-play videos.

There are over 25,000 titles now available and iBooks Textbooks now has 100 percent coverage for both the US high school core curriculum and the UK's equivalent GCSE's.

iTunes U Course Manager
Using Apple's iTunes U Course Manager educators can share their knowledge with little effort with their class of students or even worldwide using the free iOS App, iTunes U.

The App gives students access to over 750,000 free educational content items and also gives teachers the option of integrating their own documents as part of the course curriculum, as well as adding content from the Internet.

iTunes U Course Manager is available in 70 countries now, with the inclusion of Russia, Thailand and Malaysia

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said “The incredible content and tools available for iPad provide teachers with new ways to customise learning unlike ever before. We can’t wait to see how teachers in even more countries will create their new lesson plans with interactive textbooks, apps and rich digital content.”

Apple Inc was established on April 1 1976 in California (USA) It was originally called Apple Computer Inc but removed the "Computer" in 2007 after 30 years due to its change in focus from Computers to a more Consumer Electronics marketplace. Apple are best known for their products such as iPhone, iPad and iPod as well as the Mac Operating System and iTunes.

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