Educational Technology

February 28, 2012

E-textbooks beyond Apple’s iBooks

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

Apple’s iBooks got a lot of attention, but there are several other alternatives in the e-textbook space that show promise. For example, the Nature Publishing Group recently launched a new text called Principles of Biology, a constantly updating science textbook. Vikram Savkar, publishing director for the Nature Publishing Group, said that he’s been working to take the textbook forward, and feels that being able to offer a device- and platform-independent online text is the best way to do that.  Apple is infamous for the control it exercises over its image — especially its retail stores. Here are some of the top consumer gadgets that have been creating a lot of buzz.

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