Tag Archive: Textbook


Pilot iPad Algebra Textbook Program Boosts Students Math Scores by 20%

Apple’s digital textbook announcement has barely had time to sink in and publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is already touting the results of a year-long iPad algebra I textbook program. The program entitled “HMC Fuse: Algebra I” was conducted at Ameila Earhart Middle School in California’s Riverside Unified School District. HMF is claiming the digital textbook is the first full-curriculum algebra application developed in the world, and it’s exclusive to the iPad. Huh, who knew learning  [Read More…]

Apple Will Announce Pages ’12, iBooks 2 & Textbook Rentals At Today’s NYC Event [Rumor]

Apple’s education event in New York City this morning may see the launch of a new version of the company’s Pages word processor which will feature support for iBooks publishing, and an iBooks application that will allow us to read our favorite titles on our Macs. Furthermore, we could also see the launch of textbook rentals. According to ZDNet’s Jason O’Grady, who cites unnamed sources, today’s event will see Apple’s  [Read More…]

Apple Releases iTunes 10.5.3 With Support For Textbook Syncing To iPad

Following the launch of iBooks 2 and the introduction of textbooks to the iBookstore, Apple has pushed out iTunes update 10.5.3 with support for textbook syncing to the iPad. The update is available to download now from Apple’s website, but is yet to hit Software Update. It’s available for both Mac and Windows PCs. Here are Apple’s release notes: About iTunes 10.5.3 iTunes 10.5.3 allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks  [Read More…]

Apple’s Secret Textbook Project Code-Named “Bliss,” Inspired By Al Gore [Rumor]

As the last-minute leaks about Apple’s education event tomorrow come in, a code name for the company’s secret textbook project has surfaced: “Bliss.” According to anonymous sources for AppleInsider, the digital textbook technology is also inspired by Apple board member Al Gore’s Our Choice eBook app. Following a report from The Wall Street Journal about Roger Rosner overseeing the secret project, AppleInsider believes that it has  [Read More…]

Apple’s VP of iWork to Spearhead Digital Textbook Creation Tool Development

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s vice president of the iWork suite of productivity applications, Roger Rosner, is heading up the development of Apple’s entry into the textbook market. This news comes just shortly before Apple’s education focused event in New York City. Rosner, who is an Apple veteran, currently oversees the development of the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers Mac applications along with heading up the iOS variants of the three Apple productivity applications. Rosner currently works under  [Read More…]

Jobs’ View On Transforming The School Textbook Business

As more information about Steve Jobs and his plans continue to be revealed from his biography, interesting topics and speculation continue to arise. According to some information revealed by The New York Times, the next market Jobs wanted to explore was the market for school textbooks. This was publicized around the time when the iPad was first released as well but Jobs’ biography gives more insight into the matter. Apparently he held several meetings with major  [Read More…]

College Students Can Easily Compare Textbook Prices With Amazon’s New App

Amazon has released a new iPhone app for college-bound students that offers online price comparisons for textbooks. As the school year beings, finding a good deal on class textbooks can be tricky. The new Amazon Student app lets users scan the barcode of a textbook and determine its trade-in value. Users can also buy new and used textbooks from Amazon.com and have them shipped from within the app. “College Students, keep  [Read More…]