The Financial Times and a plethora of education solutions seem set to join Penguin in a move to embrace the iPad as Pearson, the publisher behind both titles has confirmed it is making a shift to catch the digital wave with a range of iPad apps, including through its education products, which form the core of its international business.
Don’t tell the press, but we hear Apple continues to make major strides in the UK and European education markets, emerging as the leading platform for both.
The most recent Gartner Research data claims Apple continues to maintain itself as the number one computer manufacturer in the Western Europe education market for Q1 2009 with a healthy 26.4 per cent of market share.
MakeMusic has introduced SmartMusic 11, a free update to its music learning software for bands, orchestras and choirs.
This new version is easier to set-up with fewer screens, but its real advantage lies in the extended library of songs which has been extended, new method books and much better assessments than before.
Students also get automated weekly rhythm assignments and printable gradebook reports along with support for files created in Finale 2009, which makes it easier for teachers to create their own assessable SmartMusic content. Continue reading →