My congratulations to Apple Malaysia for successfully getting MOE to use iBooks in schools to teach maths and English. Below is the blog I copy from Macasia website written by my friend Chun:
Friday, November 28, 2003
I just received an e-mail from Lingam (General Manager for Apple Malaysia) today confirming a deal with the Ministry of Education, with an order to the tune of 5,050 iBooks. This ranks as the largest deal for Apple outside of the U.S. The iBooks will go to teachers in secondary schools to assist them in teaching maths and English.
It does not stop here. There is a possiblity that more orders will be placed over the next three years to potentially total 20,000 iBooks or more.
I would like to make a heartfelt congratulations to the Apple Malaysia team and the education reseller in making this happen. I am sure the repercussions from this will be felt throughout the Malaysian Mac market, from other schools, to corporate, to retail, over the next few years.
posted by Chun Hung at 12:51 PM
Some time around 1995, I invested some money to buy a few high end Mac machines plus a software that could buy a Proton car at that time. I had the idea( or a dream) to develop some mathematical games and some applications to assist students in learning mathematics. After investing some 200k with a friend, my team had failed to produce any presentable product after two years.Then recession of 1998 swallowed us...
I wish Apple Malaysia and MOE will work harder so that the teachers/students can really make use of iBooks to improve teaching and learning of Mathematics and English.Please make my dream come true!
By the way, I just wonder what happened to thousands of Psion netbooks that were reported to be used by our students some years back???
Note: I use both pc and mac at home and at work.