This morning at their “Education Event” in New York City, Apple unveiled some new apps that could prove to revolutionize education as we know it. One of the most exciting things introduced? Digital textbooks.
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Apple released iBooks Author this morning – a new Mac app which allows you to easily create interactive books to be distributed on the iBookstore, and is made to compliment and work alongside Apple’s iWork productivity suite.
Apple has released iTunes, 10.5.3 this morning, allowing you to sync interactive text books to your iPad, and also add the new iTunes U content, as well as new features related to iBooks 2.0.
Apple has announced a brand new iTunes U app for the iPad, allowing high school students, as well as university/college students to view course materials, receive updates from their teachers and even sign up for classes.
Apple unveiled some serious educational awesomeness at their media event in New York this morning, including the release of iBooks 2, which now includes support for new digital textbooks available on the iBookstore.
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