Apple recently announced that they would offer a new way of delivering textbooks to the iPad
Watch the video on video textbooks from the link above, it is quite exciting for the elearning and school systems as kids today are having trouble staying up to date and engaged in the classroom. It also opens up a brand new marketplace for selling learning content as apple is offering a free creation platform to make your own textbooks and sell them in apple's textbook store.
Coming from a technology and education background I couldn't be more excited to see this evolution happen. I always envisioned this may be possible with the iPad but to see it in action it's truly stunnning. I also encrouage you to watch the video episode below of iPad today talking about the subject as well.
Another interesting point is that iTunes U is also now an app where you can download lectures from the most prestigius universities in the world. Having access to the most brilliant minds and their teachings for free? You have got to be kidding right? NO! Go to the iTunes app store and look up iTunes U. Absolutley amazing, now they get downloaded to you iPad.
Do you have knowlege in something interesting? If you own a Mac and have extra time, download iBooks Autor and create your own textbook. The information and knowlege revolution is upon us. As the iPad is more integrated in our lifestyle, I can see more and more how this will help connect our world together with the best knowedge our society has to offer.