It is because I know, and have known since graduating from High School that the challenges faced by the education system are many. Everything from chronic funding shortages at many schools and Universities, to a fundamental disconnect between the way education is delivered and the 21st Century.
Preparing your students for University/College has traditionally been though of as the way to guarantee their success. This is no longer the case, and in fact probably has not been for more than a decade. The problem is less in the preparation for University than with the University system itself – it is broken.
Apple saw a crack, a sliver of opportunity and busted it wide open with iTunesU. Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be quite a ride!