(2010-08-20) Inkling Ipad Textbooks
InkLing, started by ex-Apple employee MattMacInnis, has a system for building IPad-based Multimedia Text-Book-s, and is working with Mc Graw Hill. Books are available by-the-chapter as well as in entirety. (Chapters can have value as more-narrow Learning Object-s for people not using the Text-Book for a class.) I wonder who's developing the Multimedia bits.
Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., for example, is giving iPads to 1,800 students this fall.
- One unique feature the service offers is the ability to discuss passages of a book with other students or professors. Just using the web instead of closed EBook formats, with Paragraph Addressable linking, can get you pretty far... (You could have the book be in EPub, with each paragraph having a little link to a browser-based paragraph-specific Discussion Forum thread.)
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