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February 13, 2012
iPad's Effect On Education
By Chris Crum
The iPad is widely looked at as a revolutionary device. Even non-Apple fanboys have to acknowledge the tremendous success the device has had and the quick impact it has had on quite a few facets of society, including education. Take this story about the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky using the device to train diplomats, for example. And that was a year ago, before the iPad 2 even came out. Now the iPad 3 is expected to be unveiled as soon as next month.

During Apple's Q1 earnings call, the company said there are 1.5 million iPads in use in educational institutions. Apple is expected to sell at least 48 million iPads this year.

Last month, Apple unveiled iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the iTunes U App. Apple sold 350,000 textbooks in just 3 days.

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