Tag: digital textbooks
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From flipping your classroom to deploying digital textbooks, there's a lot of disruption happening in the classroom. We talk about these trends every day on Edudemic and hope that helps you stay on the so-called bleeding edge of education innovation.
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Digital textbooks are great, right? Education Secretary Arne Duncan thinks so - and is calling for the US to move as quickly as possible to make the switch. "Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete", he ...
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When I was in elementary school in the late 80's, we'd inevitably be dragged to the library a couple of times a year to learn about the Dewey Decimal system, how to find books of different types, and other things that...
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The prices of textbooks are increasing drastically. Some textbooks can cost upwards of three hundred dollars, and that is just for one class!
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California is paving the way for the future of digital textbooks. Governor Jerry Brown just signed a law that gives college students at select public schools access to free digital versions of 50 textbooks needed in lower-division courses.
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All of the options to use digital textbooks have cost money. And teachers as well as students simply don't have much. Until now. Boundless just launched the public beta version of its brand new site.
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While there are both pros and cons to using digital textbooks to replace printed texts, the use of digital textbooks is definitely on the rise. Check out these stats about e-texts.
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Apple has just unveiled their latest attempt to rethink an entire market. It's not a new tablet, phone, or even a device at all. Today at the Guggenheim, Apple announced how it will essentially get more school districts to buy iPads. But it's not just about the money, there's some amazing software that's rethinking the tried-and-true textbook publishing model.