Pearson releases new wave of interactive textbooks for Apple's iPad

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is today publishing a new suite of multimedia textbooks and reference titles for Apple's iPad. The full-colour books, designed for pre-schoolers, school students and learners of all ages, are available today through a new education channel on the iBookstore. They feature Pearson's respected learning content brought to life with video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D animations.

Pearson is publishing its first suite of new books to coincide with the launch of Apple's iBooks textbooks. They feature new, specially-created content form two parts of Pearson: leading education services and technology company Peason North America and world-renowned illustrated reference publisher DK.

The first wave of Pearson books contains approximately 7,000 pages of learning content, 1,000 interactive widgets (including 3D animations and Keynote presentations), more than 100 videos and some 5,000 test questions so that students can check their understanding.

The new titles include some of Pearson's market-leading high school textbooks reimagined for the iPad.