Last updated on: 2/7/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Apple Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?"
Reasoning:

“Students, educators, and institutions are using iPad to inspire creativity and hands-on learning that makes learning more powerful…

Schools report that academic performance – as measured by standardized test scores and other key student outcomes – is improving with iPad use. A number of K-12 schools, districts, and higher education institutions have reported seeing substantial gains when comparing current student test scores with prior-year test scores, pre- and post-test measures, and classrooms without iPad…

From preschool to college, reports from institutions overwhelmingly indicate that students using iPad find that it increases their engagement in learning and makes them feel more motivated to learn. Other positive outcomes include an increase in attendance and a decrease in discipline problems and dropout rates.”

“iPad in Education Results,” apple.com, July 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS – provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud.”

“Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results,” apple.com, Jan. 31, 2017

Mission:

“Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.”

“Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results,” apple.com, Jan. 31, 2017

Other:
Fortune 500 company
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?