The technology giant, Apple, released today an application, iBooks 2, with which students can download the iPad interactive study books that combine text, video, pictures or objects in three dimensions, and one with which anyone can create these types of books from a MAC.
Vice President of Marketing at the California company, Philip Schiller, said that “education is deeply inscribed in the DNA of Apple”, and that the million and half iPads that are “already used in schools show that this device is being adopted by schools around the world.”Apple firm chose the Guggenheim Museum in New York for the presentation.
Schiller said that ” with iBooks 2, students will have a way of reading and learning in a more dynamic and truly interactive way”, since in these books one can highlight text, take notes, search by content, consult a glossary of definitions.
The application download is free on the Apple store and the books that come from publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, cover subjects such as algebra, biology, chemistry and geometry, and can be purchased on the iBookstore store, according to a press release from Apple.
Another free application available from this Thursday is iBooks Author, which allows anyone to create with a Mac computer cooking, history, art and other subjects iPad textbooks, incorporating photo galleries, videos and objects 3D, among others.
Apple also unveiled a new application this day iTunes U, for teachers and students who will have the opportunity to teach and receive full courses with the help of the iPad. In addition, teachers can create and manage courses and offer them to millions of Apple devices users worldwide, and, as rewords, they can access a wide range of free educational materials from major universities worldwide.