Babur Habib, co-founder of educational software and digital textbook designer Kno, was on hand at Tools of Change to speak with GoodEReader about its recent launch of the Kno Advance platform, the anticipated follow up to the earlier release of the Kno Me interactive learning dashboard.
With this week’s announcement about Kno Advance and its three distinct components, academic publishers will now have an even greater access to a toolbox of features that allow the time from PDF upload to fully integrated digital textbook to be reduced to mere minutes.
But the second component of Kno Advance which targets the extra information that publishers have been known to include with their textbook packages is perhaps where the more exciting news lies. Publishers have long included CD-ROMs, membership-based websites, and auxiliary materials to accompany their products, but those materials aren’t always at the forefront of the educational model, relegated to the category of extra information.
Kno now works with the publishers to embed that useful extra information directly into the digital text through hyperlinks and overlays, bringing that curated content into the classroom instead of abandoned on a bookshelf.
Kno’s upcoming project will be to ready for launch the third component of Kno Advance, whose work in Assessment will allow for teachers to have more streamlined access to publishers’ evaluation tools and provide faster feedback for learners.