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Are students using e-textbooks and do they actually make a difference? These 10 surprising facts might, well, surprise you!
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As we move into the world of digital education and blended learning, the fact that textbooks are still expensive and printed seems shocking. The gauntlet has been thrown down and the race to build a reliable and open source textbook that meets the needs of teachers is on.
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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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Over 75% of US students regularly choose not to buy the textbooks their professors require, a recent student survey conducted by the e-textbook publisher Bookboon.com has revealed. This is mainly because students find textbooks too expensive and are frustrated by the fact that often only a few chapters from the books are used. In total 2164 US students participated in the survey.
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The amount of technology flooding into classrooms may vary widely, but there's no denying that it's a red-hot trend in education. A new study further bolsters this idea as it's found that digital devices are saving students time, are widely accepted, and are actually making students more likely to do their homework.
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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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Big news for the textbook rental industry. Amazon is now offering a rental service just in time for the start of the upcoming school year. They're saying it's going to save students as much as 70% off the typical retail price.
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The results are in. And they're depressing. The current state of math textbooks is downright terrifying but somehow not surprising. That's according to a new report by ClassroomWindow.
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Back in February, a local Swedish newspaper reported that the Stockholm suburb of Sollentuna planned to transition entirely away from textbooks to tablet PCs by 2013. In a familiar argument, Sollentuna ed leaders argued that their schools should embrace technology--that they were in, in fact, in the ‘backwater’ compared to others.
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Let's say you've decided to buy a single iPad or (lucky you) a classroom full of iPads... what kind of books should you be using? Should highly visual and interactive books be used? What about simple e-books that are just text? If you're a textbook author or someone who wants to use iBooks Author, then these questions are even more important.
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Got a minute? Literally just one minute? Take a close look at this new infographic from our partners over at Online Universities. It's a great way to quickly look at the tools affecting major change in classrooms around the world.
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Classrooms need more than just chalk and a few notebooks. There's a plethora of technology out there but how do you choose what's right for you? What's the best technology for your particular classroom? Here are a few...
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It's difficult to figure out what the newest tool is and how it could help in the classroom. More importantly, it's simply impossible to find out what thousands of teachers think about the latest and greatest teaching tool. Until now.