University of Adelaide Will Replace Science Textbooks with iPads


In previous posts I’ve written about iPad projects and pilots at U.S. colleges and universities. Not all projects are happening in the U.S. however. The University of Adelaide in Australia plans to replace traditional undergraduate science textbooks with iPad versions. As a result, all students who enroll in an undergraduate science degree for 2011 will get a free iPad. Print-based science textbooks will be phased out over a period of years and replaced with content on the iPad.

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.