“What is your Vision for the Future of Books?”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has developed an iPad app with content that closely mirrors the Holt McDougal Larson Algebra I textbook, but is enhanced to offer interactive features. It is meant to provide a virtual full year algebra course. The app will be piloted in California school districts this year.
The video below shows some pretty powerful features built into the new app. I really like the idea of interactive mobile textbooks, and would love to know your opinions. Workable? A viable possibility for future books? Personally, I don’t want to give up my pleasure reading “Books 1.0-style books”, but this seems a smart innovation for textbooks. Weigh in below!