“Apple today announced its next-generation iBooks 2 for the iPad, which will include Textbooks for students to access engaging, high-quality and interactive content,” Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet.
“Apple also announced the iBooks Author application for Mac that allows teachers, educators, publishers and students alike to create e-books from an iWork-style interface,” Whittaker writes. “Considering that the run-up to the announcement was fraught with concern for the publishing industry, who will win and lose out from today’s announcement?”
• Rich schools
• Windows users
• Poor schools
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: How much are these “poor schools” paying for regular old antiquated paper textbooks for each student? Quite likely, there paying more than the cost of an iPad plus digital textbooks for each.
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