More on Apple and School Textbooks
I wrote earlier this week about Apple's attempt to enter the school textbook market. I wanted to take some time to expand on that a little bit after reading a little more about the business venture. Time's Teachland has a good piece on the entire project. It appears the textbook companies are on-board because students would actually buy the eBooks new each year. I agree very much with the author, that this is clearly the future of textbooks. The question is, how long will it take to get there? I know, if I were starting a school from the ground up today, I would not buy one printed text for student use. Unfortunately, purchasing every student in a school district an iPad is just not something that a school or district can accomplish at this time. Maybe this will be something I see before I retire from the world of education.