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: I sympathise but..
by Fergy on Thu 19th Jan 2012 21:45 UTC in reply to "I sympathise but.."
Fergy
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2006-04-10

I sympathise with your view on this and your anxiety about lock in but I am not sure anything else is possible.

If you mandate that textbooks have to be creative commons you can't have lock in. If you mandate open/drmfree formats you can't have lock in. Why do you think lock in is the only way?

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