Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Peek into the (Near) Future

Apple Inc. introduced iTunes 10.5.3, which includes interactive textbooks.  This is almost surely the wave of the future, no matter what teachers and instructors might think of technology.  Just as the CCSS represents a great opportunity, so does advancing technology.  The Math community should experiment and investigate the options.

For those who say, "Run what brung ya," see Kodak.  Kodak, once a giant, the inventor of the digital camera sensor is now headed for bankruptcy.  The point isn't just about our individual preferences as instructors.  We also have to consider what our students need to compete in the 21st century.

Do we have to have answers today?  No.
Should we explore and study this? Absolutely yes!
Are/will international competitors be exploring technology and education? Absolutely yes.