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10 Things Your Grandchildren Won’t Recognize

Our lives are changing fast, and that change is only accelerating. In 50 years who knows what the world will look like, but it’s sure fun to take a few guesses! Just like some of us might not know about the Betamax, here are some things that our grandkids might scratch their heads at. 1. [...]

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Be afraid: Apple to dominate digital textbooks

Apple’s education event today is a major breakthrough in digital textbooks. Apple addressed just about all of the different problems facing digital textbooks. But Apple still has one obstacle to overcome: Universities & publishers are afraid that Apple will be too dominant. It doesn’t help that Apple has a tricky little clause in the iBooks Author [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iBooks Author – What does it mean for me?

Okay, this one is cool. Why do you care? Dude, it’s free. The goal of Apple seems to be to make iBooks 2, and iTunes U a runaway success right off the bat. The easiest way to make that happen is to get great content there the way they have for the App Store. Now [...]

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Today’s Apple Announcement: iBooks 2 Update – What’s in it?

Just so you know, it’s already in the app store. Go get it. So, iBooks has been around since the iPad came out. It’s over 2 years old. There are a lot of iPads out there, and Phil Schiller tells us that there are now even 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions. Apple [...]

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Save Money, Rent Digital Text Books This Semester

Another semester of school is starting again. For those of you this mainly means that you will now have less money then what you didn’t have last week. I have found one way that has saved me money as well as hassle in dealing with college texts books. After spending hours down at the bookstore [...]

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Students and universities dream of digital books, but will it happen?

Tablets have been in every vision of the future I’ve seen. Imagine replacing your 20-pound textbook-loaded backpack with a 1.3-pound tablet. Digital textbooks will make this possible. Digital textbooks also offer a world of potential beyond just words and pictures. Students everywhere have been dreaming about this. It’s time to make the dream come true. [...]

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Three steps to make digital textbooks a reality

The iPad and the Kindle have been around for quite some time now. Why haven’t publishers released digital versions of their textbooks? Can digital textbooks ever replace real books? The answer is yes. They can and should*. But they haven’t yet. Why haven’t they? It’s extra effort for publishers Normal textbooks bring in enough money [...]

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How digital textbooks will shape the future

As a student, I’ve thought a lot about what the future of education will be like. Brilliant online learning resources like the Khan Academy and Lynda.com exist, but what about textbooks? Here’s what the future may hold for digital textbooks. There is an incredible amount of potential. Search Writing a paper but can’t remember where [...]

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A Must-have App For Students: Amazon Student

Amazon has a new app for iPhones and iPads, which will come in very useful to college students. Here’s what it has to offer: Textbook barcode scanner Scan the barcode on the book that you need, and the Amazon Student app will compare prices on Amazon. Online stores very often sell books cheaper than the [...]

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Mobile Technology Improving Education

The vast world of technology has been changing our world. The invention of the telephone, television, cellphone, Internet, and computer have impacted our lives significantly. Recently, we’ve seen that mobile technology has been changing the rules of education – and even improving the education you can receive. Here are three ways that this is happening: [...]