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Friday, January 20, 2012

Apple Wants to Put Textbooks On Ipad.

http://www.wypr.org/news/apple-pushes-interactive-textbooks-ipads

Personally I think it is a good idea, but there is an industry built up around the creation and delivery of textbooks to school systems.  And there is an economic component to this change.  Apple will have to lower the $400 price of the Ipad so that everyone can afford to have one. The text book writers will want adequate compensation and makers of paper books will be out of a job.  This change could be painful for some industries.

Textbooks are approved by dedicated state school board goverments and Apple will have to work closely with them.  None of this sounds simple or easy.  It will be interesting to watch how the use of the Ipad by school systems unfolds.

1 comment:

  1. I was just on Itunes and there are several textbooks for sale for $14.99. They have Biology, Algebra I, Chemistry, Physics, Geometry and Enviromental Science. Life on Earth is a free book. Most are identified as National Editions. A few are Common Core. The publishers are Pearson and McGraw.

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