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Education Management's Brown Mackie converting to 100% e-textbooks, iPads

The Brown Mackie College system of schools, a college of Education Management Corporation (EDMC), announced it is converting students at its 28 schools nationwide to 100% e-textbooks and Apple (AAPL) iPad technology. Through the college's Student Advantage Program, each incoming student will receive an iPad with the applications and textbooks necessary to make the technology a key part of their overall educational experience. The conversion to the iPad device and e-textbooks will help lower the overall cost of education to students, saving students roughly $200 per quarter on the cost of printed textbooks, the college said.