Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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RE: Ridiculous
by rhavyn on Fri 20th Jan 2012 05:54 UTC in reply to "Ridiculous"
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With regular books there is no platform lockin

We're not talking about regular books, we're talking about K-12 textbooks. And in most places, not only is there lock-in, it's mandated by the state government.

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