Kno has reorganized its efforts in the last year to gravitate from trying to make its own educational tablet to delivering digital content exclusively. The company issued a statement today that they will be offering over 100,000 digital textbooks via Facebook and a HTML5 based cloud reader.
Today students can visit and purchase books from Kno’s Facebook page, which will allow the formation of study groups. Not only can you form interactive groups, but you can also send the text directly to your news feed or status updates. If you don’t want to purchase books via Facebook you can still buy the ebooks from Kno’s main website and just download the Kno Facebook App and proceed to get an A+.
There are two innovative new features that Kno has released today, along with all of the Facebook integration. The company issued the Kno Journal, which blends seamlessly with the textbooks the company offers. You can copy and paste text, media, videos, and pictures from existing Kno books and copy them to your Journal. The new application allows you to make highlights and make written notes as well.
The last new feature to go in today was a new Quiz Me feature. The new study enhancement allows students to test their understanding of a concept by turning any diagram into a multiple choice quiz. With a tap of a button, the feature instantly blocks out all text and presents a series of multiple choice questions.
“There is no competition on the market that comes close to what Kno offers, considering we have over 100,000 discounted eTextbooks and more than 60 interactive features that instantly simplify learning for students,” said Kno co-founder and CTO Babur Habib. “And we’re not stopping there…we’re constantly adding new features that make a traditional textbook look like nothing but an oversized paper weight.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.