An iPad campus

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Seadog, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Seadog

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    Part of any such program is to get instructor dedication to going to e-texts, and getting publishers to reduce the price of e-books to an acceptable level. There is a lot of profit margin in text books, and at some point, the publishers are going to have to take a cut, or lose all.
     
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    it really sad that the state of affairs about the cost of the text books for a person going to school now day ..
     
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    I fully expect rampant ipad breakage and theft in these scenerios...
    Also I'm sure students will figure out ways to pirate many copies of textbooks so that most students won't be buying the digital textbooks, but copying from former students.
    On the flipside, what are the arrangements to "sell back" or "sell off" a "used" digital textbook, the way that real textbooks are?

    A rugged, color e-ink, e-reader for less than $200 would probably do very well in this market...
     
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    You can't sell back the digital textbook, at least not in my experience. Once you download it, the rights belong to you only.
     
  5. Seadog

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    Oklahoma colleges embracing iPad | Tulsa World

    Here is a link to the latest article about what is going on in Oklahoma colleges and the iPad. If you will note, the article says they are planning on about $100 per text book savings with the iPad. That can be a huge savings. It may be that future plans will offer textbook rentals at a lower price, where the text book is self deleted after so many months.
     
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    Tulsa must have negotiated a watershed deal with the textbook publishers. Never before has there been such an extensive discount on electronic texts. I think that the savings projection is hugely optimistic.
     

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