Foresman, C. (2010) iPad gets the university treatment this fall Wired, July 24

A summary of the various initiatives taking place this fall semester in universities trialling iPads. The article looks at the strengths and weaknesses of e-books such as the Kindle and analyses how the iPad may compare. Conclusion:

The iPad can certainly address the speed and input issues that students complained about, and offers accessibility features for vision-impaired users. However, the device may suffer from similar problems with loading documents over the air and viewing more than one text at a time. But by combining its speed with the multitasking capabilities that will come in a fall update to iOS 4, the iPad may still prove to be a workable solution. If it works as well as expected, carrying an iPad would sure beat lugging 40lbs of books and a laptop all over campus.


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