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Watch Out, Print Textbooks: Here Comes Inkling

Whether it’s the iPad that will shake up the print book industry, or some other tablet, it’s evident that education textbook publishers are going to have to adapt to the digital world. Since the iPad is still the front-runner in the education realm, publishers have to learn to think of it not just as another … Continue reading Watch Out, Print Textbooks: Here Comes Inkling →

It’s Here: A Science Book That’s Always Up-to-Date

As much people still love their textbooks, there are inherent problems. They’re expensive. They’re heavy. And oftentimes, they’re woefully out-of-date. The latter is particularly true when it comes to science books — by the time a textbook hits store shelves (and appears in syllabi), new research outdates the text. Such is the changing nature of … Continue reading It’s Here: A Science Book That’s Always Up-to-Date →

A Call for More Engineers in Education

Last month, the digital textbook startup Inkling announced that it had secured a new round of funding, including investment from the two biggest educational content companies in the world, McGraw-Hill and Pearson. I spoke with CEO and founder Matt MacInnis about Inkling’s iPad app and the company’s plan to re-imagine the textbook. Textbooks on Inkling’s … Continue reading A Call for More Engineers in Education →

Weekly News Roundup

A federal judge threw out a proposed settlement between publishers, authors, and Google Books this week, throwing into question the future of Google’s massive efforts to digitize the world’s literature and make it available for search. The proposed settlement went “too far,” according to the judge, giving Google too much control over “orphan works,” those … Continue reading Weekly News Roundup →

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