An “App Store for Education” should be in the works. I don’t if there’s an opportunity here for an entrepreneur or whether Apple will do this but it’s not just about iPads. Students are going to be increasingly learning on all sorts of mobile devices and schools are going to want to have a way to centralize purchasing and control distribution. In addition, discovery on the current App Store is focused on the mass market consumer, not the needs of a student, teacher or school administrator.
I’d be very interested to hear a discussion around the feasibility of building a software platform specifically focused on distributing educational software to mobile devices in schools.