Video and color graphics are key to why many people think Apple's iPad and other tablets will usher in the era of electronic textbooks, Reuters reports. Analysts say that unlike Amazon.com's Kindle, which also has been touted as an educational tool, the iPad can play video and illustrate charts and graphics in full color. It also allows for easy note-taking, and the online component allows for integrated tests, exercises, and updates. "If I had the potential to buy all my textbooks as eTextbooks, I would," said Alexis Chavez, 22, of the University of Arizona. "It's just easier to carry an...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i