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German Publishers Plan A Response to Apple

Next month 27 German textbook publishers will come together and present their new digital textbook platform.

The Didacta Education Trade Fair is being held in Hannover next month, and there’s going to be a number of apps, services, and new teaching gadgets on display. The Educational Media Association will also be releasing a preview of their new textbook platform.

Details are still thin on the ground, but the new platform is going to be vendor-neutral, and it is planned to run on all operating systems and devices. The scheduled launch date is set for some time this fall, around the beginning of 2012/2013 school year. There’s going to be both online and offline modes, and teachers and students will be able to purchase eBooks from different publishers and manage them on a shelf.

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