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  • Apple, IBM Take Aim at Helping Teachers in Next Phase of Partnership


    While Apple already has a formidable product presence in academia throughout the U.S., IBM remains light-years ahead of Apple in terms of its pervasive reach into the field of education.

    But by working together, Apple and IMB will now do more collectively for educators in the classroom than perhaps either ever could on their own.

    On Friday, Fortune reported that the partnership’s first offering -- product called the Student Achievement App -- is designed for teachers in the classroom. The app is described as “a dynamic teaching tool that harnesses data analytics to supply educators with actionable intelligence on a per-student basis.”

    While the offering in question isn't for the students, the students can obviously benefit from the advantages given to their teachers.

    “The idea here is we want to stimulate adoption,” IBM’s Alex Kaplan is quoted in the report. “We want teachers to want to log on every morning. We want to change their work in such a way that they’re excited to log on and see what’s changed, what’s different … we want that sort of rush of excitement.”

    The article notes that a prototype is reportedly slated for completion in the coming months.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple, IBM Take Aim at Helping Teachers in Next Phase of Partnership started by Michael Essany View original post