digital textbooks

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

Disruptive forces in academic publishing have turned traditional models on their heads. While some publishers are stuck in the more traditional print publishing lifecycle, others are innovating—welcoming new tools and organizational changes into their workflows and cutting their time-to-market in half.

Facing the Facts: Four Common Objections to Digital Textbooks

The debate as to whether digital textbooks can stack up to traditional print textbooks rages on, intensified by seemingly incessant research and data exposing the outrageous costs of traditional print textbooks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college textbook prices have risen a shocking 1,041 percent since 1977—outpacing inflation by more than five times.

ContextU - A Good Digital Textbook on the American Revolution

Back in May I shared information about a great U.S. History resource called ContextU. ContextU's purpose is to help students see the greater context for significant events in history. When it launched last spring ContextU was focused on the American Civil War. Thanks to Ken Halla, I have learned that ContextU now offers a section on the American Revolution.

Can Students “Go Deep” With Digital Reading?

Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?

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Video Games And The Future Of The Textbook

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

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By Kathy Baron
Ryan Imbriale had a quick and concise answer when asked whether his school district, Baltimore County Public Schools, received enough state funding to pay for its transition from textbooks to software: “No.”

Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom

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by Terry Heick

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?

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