McGraw-Hill Education Launches Suite of Adaptive Learning Products


Adding to the success of its LearnSmart program, McGraw-Hill Education announced Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show the creation of an array of adaptive learning tools for college students. The products — which together with LearnSmart, compose the LearnSmart Continue reading

Researchers Track Cultural Change Google Books Word Database

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Google has viagra epocrates viagra wiki converted almost 15 million books into electronic documents — around 15 percent of all the books ever published. Five million of those, or about 500 billion words, have gone online in a searchable Continue reading

Educational Apps Don’t Go Beyond ABCs


Education has taken on a new dimension with the advent of interactive apps and e-books— or at least it should have. But literacy experts are arguing that the most popular education apps do little to promote real reading comprehension in Continue reading

The Rise of the e-Book [Infographic]


According to the infographic we posted yesterday, the top four edtech companies focusing on digital textbooks have raised close to $240 million last year. And that’s just the top four. The market for replacing the paper book with a digital Continue reading

Inkling: Rethinking the Traditional Textbook


I’ve always found textbook reading to be a dreadful bore. I believe this is one of the reasons I became an English major in college. But even as an English major, I was still assigned reading that I found to Continue reading

Bookshare: Digital Books for “Frustrated Readers”

iPads in the classroom: "Max Mashal, a sixth grader, used his iPad at Pinnacle Peak Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz." Credit: Joshua Lott for the New York Times

The application of digital books to the education system is one of the most popular and sensible uses of the format: between reducing textbook costs for college students and allowing new ways to interact with and take notes upon their Continue reading