Hi-tech companies Apple and International Business Machines corporation (IBM) announced its first education app, called IBM Watson Element for Educators, being latest product of their MobileFirst collaboration, which was design only for the iPad.
App Facilitates Teachers´ Work
According to The Country Caller, this incredible app will track the academic performances of students, as well as their hobbies, accomplishments, behavioral attributes and special interests. Also, the teacher will be allowed add notes to student´s profiles, such as absences, sports matches or any specific test.
This is an extraordinary app that could easily improve education, considering that technological devices have proved its functionality in different activities that involves groups of persons, giving the fact that it facilitates organization and effectiveness in many tasks that are needed to be done.
"IBM Watson Element provides teachers with a holistic view of each student through a fun, easy-to-use, and intuitive mobile experience that is a natural extension of their work, teachers can get to know their students beyond their academic performance, including information about personal interests and important milestones students choose to share," IBM told through a statement.
Apple, IBM App Might Change Education For Good
According to Digital Trends, the IBM Watson Element for Educators app is already being used at the Coppell Independent School District in Texas, and Apple will help to facilitate its adoption as part of a package it will give to academic institutions. Also, it was known that both companies are planning to develop a hefty 100 enterprise and cloud services apps as part of their partnership deal, including an important support of IBM to Apple devices and most importantly, AppleCare plans.
It is expected that this app will be effective, changing the education system for the better. This is precisely one of the long-term innovations that billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates requested to the next U.S. president and world leaders, assuming that in order to achieve world-class education, this has to be personalized to each student, using technology tools and devices.