Tablets turning the page on textbooks

From wire services
April 15th, 2014

Tablets’ increasing popularity has transformed the marketplace

tablets-textbookWith more than 170 million units sold, the iPad has revolutionized mobile computing since its release in 2010. While Apple’s market share plummeted to about 36 percent last year with the emergence of cheaper Android-based tablets, it can be said that the iPad has changed the way people work, play and communicate.

Four years after being introduced to consumers around the globe, the trend-setting tablet is poised to drastically change the way Raleigh County students learn by turning textbooks, plastic foam dioramas and library card catalogs into things of the past.

As part of a new digital learning initiative, the county has distributed more than 10,000 iPads throughout its 28 school-system. While the program is still in its infancy, the state department of education hopes all of West Virginia can copy Raleigh County and go digital in the near future.

(Next page: How are students using tablets today?)

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One Response to “Tablets turning the page on textbooks”

April 22, 2014

even without internet access at home, a simple trick is having students save a web page while at school by “adding to reading list”…then they can read/access it even without wifi. i do that with an online regression calculator site for my math class.
also, the best digital textbooks will be the ones that incorporate as much info and video as possible into the iBook so its completely portable…