Apple: Time to use digital textbooks

    Apple: Time to use digital textbooks

     

    Today, in NewYork's Guggenheim Museum, there is going to be a media event in which Apple is going to shake the entire educational industry. Already, this event was expected to introduce new eBook systems for the digital textbooks and also to cut the price of the basic iPads enabling them to enter the classrooms.

    All of us must be expecting something interesting from the Apple's educational event scheduled for today and where ever you see it is about the digital textbooks. McGraw-Hill Cos, the textbook publisher has already signed a deal with the iPhone maker, Apple in order to offer their textbooks digitally with this new system.

    The publisher was also working closely with the Cupertino Company since June 2011. Apple is expected to announce the new system for the digitizing of the educational textbooks. iBook, the e-book platform of Apple makes use of the ePub 2 formatting for the published files and this makes some of the specific publications not compatible on the other devices and platforms.

    In order to eradicate this issue, Apple is planning to announce the new ePub 3 format that makes the digital book content to be compatible on a wide range of devices.

    Sources also report that the company will launch a new revolutionary tool that will make the process of writing books to be compatible with the publishing standards of ePub. The authors have several software options currently though they feel that the software is painstaking and difficult to use. Apple is aiming to simplify this process.

    Apple is already involved in offering iPads thousands of schools for classroom usage but these have still not replaced the text books. However, today, January 19th is all set to change this situation wit its trusted and financial backing. In another 10 years we can expect to see a digital era that replaces the physical textbooks.

     

    Today, in NewYork's Guggenheim Museum, there is going to be a media event in which Apple is going to shake the entire educational industry. Already, this event was expected to introduce new eBook systems for the digital textbooks and also to cut the price of the basic iPads enabling them to enter the classrooms.

    All of us must be expecting something interesting from the Apple's educational event scheduled for today and where ever you see it is about the digital textbooks. McGraw-Hill Cos, the textbook publisher has already signed a deal with the iPhone maker, Apple in order to offer their textbooks digitally with this new system.

    The publisher was also working closely with the Cupertino Company since June 2011. Apple is expected to announce the new system for the digitizing of the educational textbooks. iBook, the e-book platform of Apple makes use of the ePub 2 formatting for the published files and this makes some of the specific publications not compatible on the other devices and platforms.

    In order to eradicate this issue, Apple is planning to announce the new ePub 3 format that makes the digital book content to be compatible on a wide range of devices.

    Sources also report that the company will launch a new revolutionary tool that will make the process of writing books to be compatible with the publishing standards of ePub. The authors have several software options currently though they feel that the software is painstaking and difficult to use. Apple is aiming to simplify this process.

    Apple is already involved in offering iPads thousands of schools for classroom usage but these have still not replaced the text books. However, today, January 19th is all set to change this situation wit its trusted and financial backing. In another 10 years we can expect to see a digital era that replaces the physical textbooks.

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