According to a study, a single textbook can sell as high as $200 irrespective of how long the student is expected to use it. The costs continue to skyrocket despite the availability of digital books, an option that is usually considered a bit cheaper.In a bid to help you save on textbooks, we have combed through the internet to identify the best sources of free textbooks. … [Read more...] about Where to Find Free Textbooks Online?
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Pearson is the largest publisher involved in textbooks for colleges and universities. The company has announced they are abandoning print and are only going to focus on digital. This is being done because most of their digital textbooks are delivered on a subscription basis and the content can also be updated responsively and incorporate videos and assessments that provide … [Read more...] about Pearson abandons print textbooks and is going to focus on digital
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 cost of textbooks, which have risen by more than 88% just … [Read more...] about Textbook Prices Continue to Rise Despite Digital Access
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 profoundly with the text when holding a print book instead … [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 principal from Texas.For some background, Texas falls well … [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, world-changing adoption that the industry foresaw for so long has … [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 Nexus Capital Management, as announced this … [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 agree. In fact, multiple studies took aim at kids' ereading on … [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 primarily aimed at the educational sector and has a camera … [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, anywhere-access, and instant availability of downloadable titles, … [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 reading."Wait, we've heard this before," you might think, and … [Read more...] about Kids These Days… Have They Stopped Reading?