Looks like Apple is on the verge of capturing yet another lucrative market, and changing education as we know it… Or are they?
On Jan 19th, Apple made a huge announcement: iBooks 2 would “reinvent” the way students learn by offering interactive textbooks, and iBooks Author would make it easy for anyone, even without programming skills, to create those books.
These new iBook textbooks would not only offer things traditional textbooks cannot, like embedded video, audio, and interactive graphics, but they would also be much less expensive than textbooks are today—with an average price of around $15, as opposed to the current average $75 cost many students pay now.
But are iBooks really cheaper? Especially after you add in the cost of a $400 iPad. So the folks who help people become teachers at Online Teaching Degree decided to crunch a few of the numbers, and see if change is truly coming. The results may not be as revolutionary as you think…
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