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
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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?
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 writers at Papercheap have developed a comprehensive list … [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 research content submitted from within their country be made … [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 and it costs $4 to keep a book on the shelf for a year, … [Read more...] about University Libraries are Purging Millions of Books
Every semester students are purchasing over $579 dollars in textbooks and some are finding this an expensive proposition. Due to rising tuition fees and the high cost of student housing, many students are buying their textbooks used or pirating them. Cengage is one of the largest textbook publishers in the world and they are going to ease student suffering by launching an … [Read more...] about Cengage Launching an Unlimited Digital Textbook Service
The era of the digital native still hasn't morphed to include education, at least not according to new findings from Patricia A. Alexander and Lauren M. Singer. Their study and review of other sources over the past many years find that students might perceive they do better when they use a digital textbook, but the measurable outcome doesn't support that perception.One of … [Read more...] about Students Still Don’t Interact with Digital as Effectively as Print
We're closing in on nearly a decade since ebooks first moved away from being a niche technology novelty and became a household object. In those early years of the current phase of this digital publishing revolution, ebooks were being hailed as the new frontier of educational publishing. While multiple surveys discovered that kids didn't like reading ebooks for fun, they had no … [Read more...] about Are Digital Textbooks Finally Taking Hold?
In celebration of International Literacy Day last week, Scholastic has some great news: kids are reading. Despite the naysayers and gloom and doomers who think the entire juvenile world is too busy with their faces buried in digital devices, the self-response survey indicates that as many as 86% of kids up to age 17 think reading is an important key to their future … [Read more...] about Scholastic Releases Latest Kids’ Reading Report