Prentiss Ashford wouldn't call himself a big fan of economics, but the sophomore at Abilene Christian University in Texas says this semester he found himself turning to his econ textbook whenever he had spare moment.
"Just the fact that it's on the iPad and it's all on there, makes me a lot more interested," Prentiss says.
Abilene Christian University paired with digital publisher Inkling and McGraw Hill to test-drive new interactive textbooks in a handful of classes this year, as part of the school's three-year old mobile-learning initiative.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tablets, Not Textbooks
I don't see this as a solution to high textbook costs in K-12 schools, but in colleges and universities, where students would buy their own tablets, this makes a lot of sense: