Thursday, January 5, 2012
Apple to Revolutionize Textbooks?
Then along comes Apple. Apple is supposedly poised to make a big splash at the end of this month with an announcement relevant to digital textbooks and education. (See here.) It doesn't surprise me that this is Apple's next big splash. Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we listen to music, the way we utilize cell phones (can we really even call them cell phones anymore?), and the way we communicate / collaborate. Why shouldn't he be the one to revolutionize the way our schools deliver digital content to students?
I hope that this next big announcement isn't a false hope and these aren't simply rumors. The textbook industry needs to be rocked, and I am hoping Apple is the first one to deliver the blow.