Kraft of Writing

Screen Shot 2012-12-15 at 8.32.35 PMEntrenched for the second straight day in a glass-enclosed, wood-accented conference room in the heart of the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., there came a sudden realization: The future of education was unfolding right in front of me.

homeimage-supremecourtI sat amid 20 intelligent and inspiring colleagues, most of whom I had only met two days earlier and now considered friends and comrades. We had been selected for the experience of a lifetime–a trip to Apple’s headquarters ( located on the appropriately named Infinite Loop) where the tech company’s brightest educational minds sought to train us to make courses for the online educational platform known as iTunes U.

Haven’t heard of it? Don’t worry, you will.

iTunes U is a tablet-based (OK, yes it has to be an iPad) repository of free, self-paced classes on a list of topics seem to grow by the second. The can be as simple…

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