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: Books?
by Neolander on Sat 21st Jan 2012 13:23 UTC in reply to "Books?"
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Well, I would agree to say that Intel's, ARM's, and AMD's PDF manuals are books, and yet they have such things as hyperlinks and TOC metadata... Perhaps the future of books is something that can be printed and used offline, but has extra features when viewed on a computer screen ?

Edited 2012-01-21 13:29 UTC

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