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Topic: education

Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

11/13/2019, 05:11 pm

Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview on Wednesday delivered a devastating take on Google's Chromebook initiative, saying the platform's success in the education market largely owes to its low price and broader institutional testing procedures.

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100% of Fortune 500 companies are using Apple products

11/12/2019, 11:11 am

During the annual Jamf Nation User Conference, Apple's Jeremy Butcher took the stage to talk on Apple's commitment to education and enterprise users, boasting large gains in both programs.

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MeeBot 2.0 educational robotics kit ships as Apple Store exclusive

10/08/2019, 02:10 pm

The MeeBot 2.0 from UBTech Robotics has just launched as an Apple Store-exclusive kit, one that enables children to learn how to build their own robot at the same time as learning basic coding skills to make it move and dance.

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Apple's Swift being taught across Europe in EU Code Week

10/03/2019, 06:10 am

The European Union's annual Code Week is working with Apple's Swift language and Everyone Can Code initiative to introduce programming to teachers and students of all ages and abilities.

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'By Innovation Only' new iPhone event, Apple saves Amazon, Fraser Spiers on the AppleInsider Podcast

08/30/2019, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the By Innovation Only September event, Fraser Speirs joins to talk about Chromebooks for schools, and Apple saves the Amazon.

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Scottish city providing 52,000 iPads to students and teachers

08/27/2019, 12:08 pm

A project between Glasgow City Council and CGI will provide nearly 50,000 school children in the city with an iPad, as part of a 300 million pound ($369 million) project to help modernize and improve the educational prospects for Scottish schoolchildren.

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Apple & Tennessee State University partner on bringing coding to historically black schools

07/23/2019, 04:07 pm

Apple and Tennessee State University have joined together on the HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, meant to expose students at historically black colleges and universities -- HBCUs -- to opportunities in programming and app development.

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Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns about 'chaos' & surveillance in Stanford speech

06/16/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.

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Apple's iPads are transforming students' lives in multilingual European classrooms

06/12/2019, 03:06 am

Teachers across Europe are using iPads to help them work with students who are having to learn a new language as well as their regular lessons, including some who have never been in a classroom before.

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iMovie for iPhone & iPad updates for green screens, ClassKit, new soundtracks

06/11/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated iMovie for iOS with several enhancements, most notably a green screen effect for stripping out backgrounds.

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Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it [u]

05/23/2019, 09:05 am

Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf. [Updated with revised Jamf data on percent of PC buyers motivated by price]

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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Jamf School simplifies Apple device management for education

05/07/2019, 11:05 am

Jamf is making a bigger play for the eduction market by introducing Jamf School, a version of its Apple device management platform designed for use in schools by teachers, with a more intuitive interface that doesn't require a high level of IT knowledge to maintain.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to talk rogue AI at Purdue on Apr. 17

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is scheduled to speak at Purdue University on Apr. 17, with the theme "What IF we lose control of technology?"

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Johns Hopkins University students can now use iPhone or Apple Watch as ID

03/28/2019, 05:03 pm

Students at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University can now use an iPhone or Apple Watch in place of a physical ID card for getting around campus, as well as paying for university services.

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Jamf's Apple device management platform gets Google sign-on support

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Jamf's Apple device management platform is being upgraded with Google Cloud Identity support, letting corporate and educational users quickly access their Mac apps.

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'Sesame Street'-themed kids show for Apple TV+ will teach coding basics

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple is hoping to encourage more kids to learn to program via one of its Apple TV+ shows, extending its existing Swift-based coding curriculum by having a Sesame Street-themed show teaching the fundamentals program design and creation.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

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