The Arizona Republic
In January, Apple introduced a new product, iBooks 2 for iPad, featuring interactive digital textbooks complete with animation, 3D objects and videos.
“With iBooks 2 for iPad, students have a more dynamic, engaging and truly interactive way to read and learn, using the device they already love,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.
Much of the development of the new product was done by people based at the Chandler location of Pearson, a big developer of educational materials.
Pearson employees from Chandler and Boston worked closely with Apple.
“We used Apple’s new software to create new Pearson iBooks,” said Deb Bonanno, who leads all digital development work, including the iBooks 2 for iPad.
“Four books are in Apple’s iBookstore now, and two are coming soon.”
The textbooks cover biology, chemistry, algebra, geometry and environmental science.
Students using certain print books can find them in digital form now to enhance their learning.