E-Textbooks and Ipad
In a previous blog, I wrote about e-books vs. traditional books. I personally have been happy with using an Ipad to view books and texts. I guess I am not the only one. Cost is still going to be an issue though for many. Check out the following from an NPR.org article:
For a few years now, people have been expecting electronic textbooks to take off in a big way: They’re cheaper than traditional textbooks, easier to carry around in a backpack, and seem like a natural progression for students who have grown up playing and working with digital devices.
Despite all that, traditional textbooks have prevailed — until now. The game changer, according to Matt MacInnis, may be a little thing called the iPad.
MacInnis is the founder and CEO of Inkling, a company that designs textbook software for the iPad. He says the iPad has allowed for the reinvention of the textbook.