Californian Students Are Getting Some Free Digital Textbooks

On top of tuition, room, alcohol, board, and alcohol, one of the big costs of going to college is paying for your own personal library of expensive textbooks, whether they're digital or physical. Californian students can look forward to a bit of a break however, now that the state has set up the first online… » 9/30/12 12:30pm 9/30/12 12:30pm

Everything You Need to Know About Apple's New Education Tools

In an attempt to promote interactive learning and take over the textbook industry, Apple made its education announcement in New York this morning. Just in case you were at the chiropractor all day trying to undo years of damage caused by a heavy backpack, here's what went down: » 1/19/12 8:00pm 1/19/12 8:00pm

Here's What It's Like to Read Apple's Brand New iPad Textbooks

You may not be able to afford it, but Apple's textbook transformation is pretty neat. Its hands-on time, class. Find a cozy seat, use your indoor voices, and read along with Gizmodo. Today's lesson: Science! » 1/19/12 2:41pm 1/19/12 2:41pm

Is Apple Set to "Digitally Destroy" Textbooks This Thursday?

Ahead of Thursday's NYC education event, Ars Technica reports via a leak source that Apple plans to announce a simpler way for authors to create and publish e-books as well as the iBook app's adoption of the ePub3 standard. The WSJ also names publisher McGraw-Hill as a project partner. All these developments suggest… » 1/17/12 12:57am 1/17/12 12:57am

Dual-Screen Kno Tablet To Be Available by Year's End

Does the lure of playing with "the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made" tempt you? How about those dual 14.1-inch touchscreens? (That's a combined might of 28.2-inches!) Kno has received $46m investment, with an end-of-year launch already penciled-in. » 9/09/10 3:20am 9/09/10 3:20am

A Peek at Apple's Plans to Re-invent Textbooks

ScrollMotion's been tapped to transmogrify textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and every standardized test-taking student's favorite, Kaplan. The WSJ says that education was indeed a "focal point" in the iPad's development, which we reported months ago. » 2/03/10 1:23am 2/03/10 1:23am

Rumor: Apple's Tablet Will Be Shared By Family Members and Recognize…

WSJ says Apple's been researching e-textbooks, as well as newspapers and magazines. Welcome to 2009 when we broke this story with 6 sources. But to credit, there's a lot more. And it's interesting. » 1/20/10 7:51pm 1/20/10 7:51pm