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Apple iPad could revolutionize textbooks

Is your back aching from treking across campus with those heavy textbooks? Major textbook publishers — McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Kaplan — signed deals with software company ScrollMotion to get their textbooks on the iPad.   ScrollMotion will help port those publishers’ test prep manuals, study guides and other educational materials to the new medium. Textbooks on iPads promise a host of features for students — allowing them to highlight text in 6 different colors, create audio recordings, play course-related videos, take quizzes,  and conduct searches of texts. CourseSmart Executive VP Frank Lyman expects digital versions of textbooks to account for 15% of all textbook sales by 2012 “Apple has a history of growing markets,” Lyman told Bloomberg News. “They’ve grown the smartphone market. They’ve grown the personal-computer market. The tablet will capture that next group of students who haven’t yet had that light bulb go off.”

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January 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,

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