iBooks Textbooks & iTunes U Expand Global Reach

John Gruber was asking about how the Textbooks thing was going and–right on cue–Apple announces a big expansion internationally. Great news for education, especially for those of us with overseas courses.

CUPERTINO, California—January 21, 2014—Apple® today announced iBooks® Textbooks and iTunes U® Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere around the world. iBooks Textbooks bring Multi-Touch™ textbooks with dynamic, current and interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries now including Brazil, Italy and Japan; and iTunes U Course Manager, available in 70 countries now including Russia, Thailand and Malaysia, allows educators to create and distribute courses for their own classrooms, or share them publicly, on the iTunes U app.

Source: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/01/21...