Educators hope Apple’s textbook foray will begin a “learning revolution”


Assistant professor of theatre Matthew Gray discusses digital textbooks with Ars Technica.

On Thursday morning, Apple announced a series of related initiatives designed to modernize learning based around its iPad tablet. Apple is hoping to “reinvent textbooks” and change the way we learn with an updated iBooks 2 app, which works with interactive textbooks built with the iBooks Author desktop app, and an expansion of iTunes U that offers course materials and K-12 access. And according to several experts we spoke to, Apple’s announcement today could do just that.

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