Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CourseSmart on iPhone and Tablet

Thousands of textbooks, including books from Cengage, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill, Worth, and Wiley are already available on the iPhone. The screen's a bit small, but the convenience factor is huge, and the books rent for 6 months for 1/2 the price of a paper copy. Check out a video here.

CourseSmart seems to be getting ready for the Apple Tablet. This could be very interesting, as soon as Fall 2010. Check out the video here.

1 comment:

  1. It turns out that CourseSmart downloads the pages as you look at them, rather than in advance (like the Kindle). This is almost OK with Wi-Fi access, but over the cell network it's very slow: 5 to 10 seconds to turn the page. Ugh.