iBooks Update Due Date and Two New Tools for E-textbooks


In my last post  I mentioned improvements to Apple’s iBooks app. A new version of iBooks should be ready June 21, when iOS 4 is released. Meanwhile, if you want to improve the PDF reading experience on your iPad now, try GoodReader or CloudReaders or Fast PDF

Related item: As part of a faculty development session on the iPad I led a few months ago, we discussed the potential of two new tools. Though not yet available, they offer the promise of rich media and interactivity within textbooks.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.