Apple Inc announced that it has acquired an education technology startup called LearnSprout in a drive to expand it’s initiative to make the iPad the future of education.
LearnSprout, and their CEO Franklin Chien have been working diligently on creating a new type of educational software, which is already used in 2,500 school districts within the United States. The acquisition is possibly an important one for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), as they have already been pushing education tools for the iPad into school districts around the nation. As for the price that Apple paid, or just what their plans may be to integrate LearnSprout into their current educational framework, the company refused to say.
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said Colin Johnson, a spokesman for Apple.
“Apple is working on education tools for the iPad, which will allow students to see interactive lessons, track their progress, and share tablet computers with peers,”. “More than 2,500 school districts in 42 U.S. states use LearnSprout’s software, according to the company’s website.”