in the “Times of India,” Apple held a one-day “Apple Gurukul seminar- cum-IT Expo” at the Institute of Psychological and Educational Measurement (IPEM) yesterday. The event was designed to help clear up misconceptions about computers and education.
Sumit Liddle, assistant director, Apple Infotech division, said the seminar stressed using computers as a tool for learning and that participants were offered information about the role and importance of user friendly, advanced technology in education, according to “Times of India.” Liddle also stressed the need to transform the present education system to meet the needs of tomorrow’s knowledge-based workforce, the story added.
Also, Shahid Khan, an Apple expert, demoed some of Apple’s products, including the Cube, Titanium PowerBook G4, the iMac, and Power Mac. Khan said that the ease of use of Apple hardware and the Mac OS’ user friendly interface offered unlimited opportunity for anyone “with or without computer knowledge for live creativity and education,” according to the “Times of India.”
The newspaper said that Apple chose IPEM for the seminar because “it played an important role in introducing advanced technology to the professional as well as the commoners.”