Nine universities are testing CourseSmart technology that lets professors track their students’ progress in a digital textbook. The product goes further to package individual information about each student that a teacher can use to intervene throughout the learning process.

SAN ANTONIO – Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their textbooks. They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes – or simply not opening the book at all.

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Katrina Schwartz

Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She's a staff writer for KQED's education blog MindShift.

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