Long-sleeve pique polo, Apple Learning Interchange (tan, c. 2005)

This Apple Learning Interchange shirt features a unique style: it is a button-down pique polo with long sleeves, a front pocket, and a pique knit collar. It features three embroidered details—the words and URL “Apple Learning Interchange www.apple.com/ali” over the front pocket, the word “Author” on the left sleeve, and a black Apple logo on the top-center of the back. The shirt is tan and all embroidery is in black.

The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) program and website are no longer active. Education World described ALI as “an Internet community for K-12 educators with a large and participatory membership. Apple has gathered databases of lesson-planning units, Internet resources, and Internet-based projects. Also included are discussion forums and chat rooms for educators.”

MacRumors reported that the Apple Learning Interchange shut down in 2010, quoting an inactive Apple link: “For years the Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) has served as an important resource for educators to access great education content, share best practices, and learn more about using technology in the context of teaching and learning. Over the last three years, iTunes U in the iTunes Store has grown to be an even larger education resource.”

The shirt is made by VANTAGE in Pakistan of 100% combed cotton. It is size 2X.

This shirt was worn by an Apple Distinguished Educator to educational technology conferences. During this time in the ADE program, members would frequently co-author educational content and present at conferences and other events.

Although I am a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator program (Class of 2007), this shirt predates my involvement in the program.

Sources: Education World, MacRumors