When people (re: students) complain about the outrageous cost of higher education, they're usually referring to astronomical tuition increases, seemingly endless student fees, and of course, multi-million dollar bribes to get Junior into his party school of choice. What is often overlooked at first is the inexcusable … [Read more...] about Textbook Prices Continue to Rise Despite Digital Access
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In unsurprising news, yet another study has concluded that children prefer, interact with, and retain information better when reading a print book instead of an ebook. In this recent study, the example cited was actually toddlers, and the data demonstrated in some way that the children interacted more readily and more … [Read more...] about Children Prefer Print Books…Are We Still Surprised?
In what has to be one of the best viral feel-good stories in recent weeks, the internet is going crazy for a woman who reads children's books aloud on Facebook Live. The woman isn't just a book lover with a social media account, though, she's Belinda George, a long-time educator and first-year elementary school … [Read more...] about Social Reading Just Got a Lot Sweeter
Digital textbooks were supposed to revolutionize and equalize education. By enabling access to uploaded, updated materials to students around the world, schools and families alike could be spared at least some of the expense that typically goes along with printed textbooks.So what happened? The widespread, … [Read more...] about 2.2M Students Used Free OpenStax Digital Textbooks Last Year
Widely-known educational publisher Pearson has been giving hints and reports since 2017 that it had plans to get rid of its digital textbook division, and now that deal has finally been announced. The company will sell off its K12 school courseware product--which distributes digital textbooks, among other things--to … [Read more...] about Pearson Sells Off Digital Textbook, School Courseware Division
Ever since the dawn of widely available ebooks and e-readers, there's been an educational debate surrounding kids' interactions with digital. While some advocates support the ability to read anywhere, enjoy a virtually limitless supply of content, and engage in educational content like never before, critics don't … [Read more...] about Print or Digital Isn’t the Issue in Kids’ Reading
The Onyx Youngy Boox is a new 10.7 inch e-reader that displays color. This device is utilizing a special Red, Green and Blue color filter applied on top of the E Ink Carta HD layer. The resolution is only 150 DPI because the requirements that greyscale and the color filter needs to display content.This device is … [Read more...] about Onyx has just developed a color e-reader
If you launch a debate between a die-hard ebook fan and a staunch print bibliophile, grab your popcorn and be prepared for a hearty argument. Like almost any other issue, the more ardent the viewpoint, the more logical reasons both sides can find to support their cause. Digital readers often cite the portability, … [Read more...] about Is Digital Reading Changing Our Brains?
For years, critics have bemoaned the decline of reading among both children and adults, but new data actually presents hard numbers on how this behavior has actually declined. According to analysis conducted by Jean M. Twenge, PhD, of the recent Monitoring the Future report, kids these days have all but stopped … [Read more...] about Kids These Days… Have They Stopped Reading?
There are plenty of digital textbook and rental programs that have launched in the past few years and others sell them lower than their physical counterparts. There is also a myriad of new apps that are available that allow you to take notes and submit assignments directly to the teacher. Good e-Reader and the creative … [Read more...] about The best digital textbook solutions for students in 2018
Elsevier is one of the largest publishers in the world that specialize in scientific, technical, and medical journals and digital editions. They make billions of dollars each year and Swedish universities paid Elsevier €1.3M for article publications and €12M for access to articles. Last year Sweden demanded that all … [Read more...] about Sweden to open source digital science journals and boycotts Elsevier
Thousands of university libraries in the United States have begun to purge millions of books, as their digital catalog expands. These books are often put in storage indefinitely or are simply recycled and sent to the abyss. The main reason this is occuring is due to older books not having been circulated in 20 years … [Read more...] about University Libraries are Purging Millions of Books