On January 19, Apple announced it’s new iPad textbook experience and iBooks authoring tool. Continuing the digitization of books, these new additions to the ever-growing Apple experience are sure to change the way students interact in the classroom, how teachers present materials, and cut the costs of textbooks.
But this hardly means that every classroom will have an iPad and that students will automatically switch from print to digitized textbooks. For grades K-12, the integration of these products will largely depend on budgets, the time it takes to set up the iPads for use and – most importantly – the speed of the internet connection.
Universities are another story though. A number of professors already use a “no-textbook” approach in their courses, relying on downloadable materials or an online blackboard system instead.
Read the full story at Mashable.com.