A lot of news has surfaced recently about the popularity of social reading, which enables fans of a particular book to share annotations and comments across existing social media platforms. At the same time, the world of digital textbooks got a boost from Apple and several other companies since the beginning of this year, making the realization of more widespread publication of e-textbooks that much more feasible.
Copia has found a way to merge the two, and was on hand at Digital Book World this week to demonstrate the functionality and benefits of being able to share educational material with other users. The possibilities for study groups, for additional notes and discussions from course professors, and even from students using the same text at an entirely different college or university with a different professor are nearly limitless.
A narrative explanation and demonstration video from Copia’s interview with GoodEReader can be found below.