Educational Technology

September 13, 2010

Oregon universities put iPads to the test

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Bill Graves, The Oregonian

Universities have in the last year been exploring electronic readers like Amazon’s Kindle for textbooks and other materials But the iPad has expanded the possibilities for more powerful and dazzling interactive textbooks with its color display, video, touch screen, Internet access and capacity to accommodate thousands of applications. Textbooks designed specifically for the iPad with 3-D illustrations, video lectures, interactive tests and links to the Internet already are beginning to emerge. The iPad and other electronic tablets like it coming down the pike may in a few short years start pushing paper textbooks into the academic backwaters of the slide rule and typewriter, college technology experts say.

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