More Books to be Available on Digital Devices

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Will iPad, or devices like it, transform the classroom? Will they reinvent books? Save iPadnewspapers?  Some think so.

Textbook publishers are already making deals with software companies to digitize their texts. ScrollMotion is one example of a software company positioned to adapt books, create textbooks, texts and study guides for the tablet computer market.

According to Compass Intelligence, a market research firm, investment in technology is set to grow from $61.9 million in 2013, up from about $48 billion in 2008.

KindleNo one knows now whether the revolutionizing product, one that would be embraced by students and teachers, will be the Apple iPad or something else. Contenders in the sector are netbooks, very small laptop computers, and the Kindle, an electronic reader that lets users instantly and seamlessly download books from Amazon.com.

Also unknown are the applications that will dominate digital education.

ScrollMotion's chief executive John Lema is sure of one thing. "This is the beginning of handheld education," Lema told the Wall Street Journal.

The iPad's entry level price of $499 puts it well in range of investments for schools. But experts don't expect schools to adopt the device right away.

The iPad is expected to be available in March 2010. The Kindle is currently widely available as well as other readers

 

 

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Only time will tell what technology brings us next. Good blog, Gabe.

Mar 02, 2010 10:44 PM #1
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Nice post Gabe, atleast all the trees will be saved now!  The kindle is cool, it just takes some getting used too!

Mar 02, 2010 11:03 PM #2
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Gabe technology is great, but it seems whenever I purchase something it becomes obsolete the day I buy it. We'll see if this takes off. Thanks.

Mar 02, 2010 11:43 PM #3
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My brother a middle school teacher said he would gladly accept the technology with a few changes. He likes the idea, but as a teacher would want to be able to been homework assignments to all the devices in his classroom and then also be able to take over kids' iPad when in a teaching situation, so they can all me on the same page at the same time and he can highlight his and it will highlight theirs at the same time.


Mar 03, 2010 04:59 AM #4
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Interesting to see what lies ahead. Thanks for the post.

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Gabe, It will be interesting to see what lies on the horizon as far as this technology goes...

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Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

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Hi William, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated.

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