The company is also broadening the reach of its iTunes U Course Manager, which helps teachers design and distribute their own customized courses.
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Company's iBooks Author application is also popular, tallying 90,000 downloads so far, according to a report from Global Equities Research.
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Company announces today iBooks 2, a "new textbook experience" for the iPad and Apple's attempt to bury traditional schoolbooks.
At the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Apple introduced interactive textbooks in the iBooks store and the iBooks Author textbook-building tool. iTunes U also got a refresh as an app where students can get all curriculum information as well as alerts when there's a new homework assignment
Facebook adds apps to Timeline, Kodak files for Chapter 11 protection, and Apple hopes classrooms ditch physical books for new offerings in iTunes U and interactive textbooks for the iPad.
The company says the new "experience" for kids will be much better than what they find with traditional textbooks.