Apple has expanded its iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager into Asia, Latin America, Europe.
First launched in 2012, iBooks Textbooks offers educational titles with dynamic, interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries.
The service includes nearly 25,000 educational titles created by independent publishers, teachers and leading education services companies, including new educational content from Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Hodder Education.
Titles now cover 100 percent of the UK’s GCSE core curriculum.
Apple’s iTunes U Course Manager allows teachers to create and distribute courses for their own classrooms, or share them publicly, on the iTunes U app.
“The incredible content and tools available for iPad provide teachers with new ways to customise learning unlike ever before,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
“We can’t wait to see how teachers in even more countries will create their new lesson plans with interactive textbooks, apps and rich digital content.”
“Oxford University Press is using iBooks Author for Headway, Oxford’s all-time best-selling English language series, to create engaging iBooks Textbooks for iPad,” said Peter Marshall, Managing Director, ELT Division at Oxford University Press.
“In releasing 13 new iBooks Textbooks, including ‘Headway Pre-Intermediate,’ the best-selling level in the series, we are enriching the language learning experience for students around the world.”