Apple reported that a record number of more than 2 billion apps were downloaded in December. At an average cost of $1.50, their reported $7 billion investment to application developers is clearly profitable.
What is it about apps that make so many so popular? The good ones are simple, easy to use and make learning fun. Most people can also figure out how to use them without relying on a manual or help desk.
This is what learning should be about. Think back to some of your favorite teachers. You probably don’t remember how smart they were, but you might remember how they made information come to life. Today, perhaps decades later, you’ll also remember the energy in that classroom and how that teacher engaged you. [Read more…]