iBooks and Education

When Apple developed iBooks, the first thing that I thought of was how one app could revolutionize the education market. I imagined all the times I walked a mile across campus carrying 20 lbs. of books and thought what a miracle it could be to students around the world to be able to carry only an iPad.

ComboApp Ltd. is a company that is developing business books for the iPad. Their newest one, a primer for managers on effective assertiveness ($4.99) has exams included to test comprehension and retention. It was even included in Apples New and Noteworthy in the Apple in Business section.

They have a number of business books that really take advantage of iBooks' ability to annotate, bookmark etc. to bring textbooks to life.

I hope this is the beginning of the migration of heavy, expensive textbooks to our beloved iPads. Although I am not naive enough to think that the exensive part of that equation will change by much, but there won't be addtional weight training traveling between classes.

<p>Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.</P>
<p>Currently a realtor in Vermont at <a href="http://www.TechAgentVT.com">KW Vermont</a>, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.</P>