January 19, 2012

TQOTD - Textbook E-Books?

Less than an hour ago, Apple held an event to announce all the new features to their textbook app. 

Apple will be revamping their iOS: iBooks 2 - it's primary reading application. The textbooks will be easy to highlight just by swiping, or you can tap words to define them. There will be full-color display, interactive, multimedia content and three-dimensional diagrams that can be touched, rotated and explored.

Today's question of the day is:

What do you think of E-Textbooks? Do you feel like it will end up requiring all students to own an iPad? What about open-book tests?



  1. I prefer buying text books as ebooks. It makes studying so much easier with search functions and highlighting. Also, it is super easy to have it on multiple devices to do quick open book quizzes online. Only draw back for me is that they cannot be sold after the class is over.

  2. I feel thats where the world is heading anyway, might as well get it over with. lol

  3. I love it! I'm in graduate school now and every single day I think "man, I wish I could search this book for a certain word" but no matter how hard I try, the command+F won't work, haha. :) I'd love to be able to highlight books too. I don't do that now because I re-sell them. Also, I'd love if they did this for kids because those darn books are HEAVY! I had horrible back pains in high school and college from lugging around a backpack full of books.

    And, I'm sure they can make textbooks more fun too -- videos, interactive games/study guides, etc. :)


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