Primary to VitalSource’s acquisition of CourseSmart were the company’s superior analytics and sampling technology, says COO Kent Freeman.
Browsing by topic: Textbooks
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
Can open source textbooks help students to forgo photocopies in favor of required texts in Latin America? The bold open source LATin project aims to find out.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8.
A new report from BISG highlights student’s increasing efforts to find alternatives to traditional texts, as well as faculty concerns over costs and value.
South Africa’s Snapplify has been working with a variety of small African publishers to distribute their publications globally through branded apps and websites.
A new joint venture between B.i. Publications in India and Ingram’s digital textbook platform, VitalSource, will expand access to digital textbooks throughout India.
A high percentage of college students don’t buy required textbooks because of their high prices. But if you don’t buy the books, why even attend class?
Legacy publishers will say they can’t produce high quality digital textbooks affordably, but that’s not the issue. They don’t want to, says competitor Flat World Knowledge.