Education

Apple fires up its 2014 Back to School promotion, bag $100 on Macs, $50 on iPhones and iPads

Apple has launched its Back to School promotion for 2014, offering education customers free iTunes Store gift cards on qualified purchases. Essentially, purchasing a new Mac will bag you a $100 gift card, while an iPhone or iPad and reward you with $50. We've checked and confirmed the promotion is currently live in both the UK and US.

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Los Angeles schools to offer students hybrids and laptops instead of Apple iPads

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily bypassing any security filters in place. Schools will be able to differentiate what is offered to students, a choice of six devices.

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Lynda mobile app entices learners with fresh design

Lynda.com has updated its mobile application with a new design for iOS 7 that makes learning easy and fun. Now in version 4.0, the app brings fundamentals of business, technology, and creative skills to learners on the go with a variety of topics to choose from.

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Apple offers educational discount on iPads

Apple has introduced education pricing for iPads, including the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Customers visiting the Apple's online education store will notice that the Retina iPad mini is available starting at $379 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, down from its usual price of $399, while the iPad Air starts at $469 for 16GB, down from $499.

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Apple shows iPad making a difference in schools around the world

Apple has released a video showcasing how the iPad could be used in the educational segment, in particular with students who have special needs. The video profiles educators and students as they use the iPad as a learning tool to develop skills like counting, living life, and communications.

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Apple makes it even easier for businesses and schools to go iPhone and iPad

Apple has introduced a number of changes to its policies and tools to make device management better for education and business. Both business and education customers can now buy app licenses in bulk under Apple's Volume Purchase Program to install them on a large number of devices at once.

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President's plan to bring high-speed internet to classrooms gets $100 million in equipment and tools from Apple

Apple is joining in with President Obama's initiative to get students connected to high-speed internet, called ConnectED, donating $100 million in iPads, computers, and other equiptment. Apple joins a group of compnaies that include Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Microsoft in donating $750 million towards improving the internet in public schools.

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iOS 7: What it means for Enterprise, Education, and Government

With iOS 7 Apple has taken their existing support for Enterprise, Education, and Government to the next level, adding even more functionality and better iPhone and iPad device management. This follows years of Apple adding more and more features that allow IT administrators to have more control over iOS devices. iOS obeys all Exchange ActiveSync policies plus it can be further controlled and configured via iOS Configuration Profiles that allow administrators to pre-setup connections to your company’s email system for example, or to pre-setup connections to your company’s secure Wi-Fi networks, but also restrict the device in many ways including preventing access to the iTunes App Store, or the Safari browser. These are just two examples but the list is quite long. Lets take a look at the new management features found in iOS 7...

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New education section launched on Apple.com

Apple has updated their website with a brand new section on eduction, greatly improving not only the design and usability, but the content as well. Here's the intro on Apple.com:

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Apple launches 2013 Back to School promotions, get $100 back on the Mac, $50 on iPhone and iPad!

Apple has today launched their Back to School promotion for 2013, offering free iTunes Store gift cards with the purchase of qualifying items by education customers. Buying a Mac will net you a $100 gift card, and an iPhone or iPad purchase will net you $50.

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