toggle

AAPL Stock: 101.32 ( + 0.74 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple's Tim Cook talks with UAE officials about education plans

updated 01:32 pm EST, Fri February 7, 2014

Apps, educational systems discussed

As a part of his tour of the United Arab Emirates, Apple CEO Tim Cook today met with Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi and other government officials in Dubai, says the Khaleej Times. The ensemble reportedly discussed developing next-generation educational apps, and the potential of creating an entirely new educational model that other nations might adopt as well. Al Gergawi is said to have lauded the potential of a public-private partnership with Apple.

"The UAE leadership's directives are clearly aligned toward establishing partnerships with global organizations, and the strategic partnership with Apple is in line with the directives of [Prime Minister] Shaikh Mohammed," the minister is quoted as saying.

Apple has been focusing heavily on iPad-based educational efforts since 2012, when it revamped iBooks and iTunes U. A number of US and European schools already have deals to use iPads, and the company has been angling for a multi-billion dollar contract to supply Turkey.





by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Pure Jongo T2 wireless speaker

Multi-room audio compatibility is a key metric for wireless sound systems these days. The entry cost into a house-spanning system can ...

Logitech Z213 multimedia speakers

Desktop computer speakers sit in a weird area of limbo: many consumers have forgone the era of desktop listening for the privacy and v ...

toggle

Most Commented