Tag Archives: Digital textbooks

The object formerly known as the textbook

Textbook publishers argue that their newest digital products shouldn\’t even be called \”textbooks.\” They\’re really software programs built to deliver a mix of text, videos, and homework assignments. But delivering them is just the beginning. No old-school textbook was able to be customized for each student in the classroom. The books never graded the homework. […] … learn more→

Venture Capital and the future of open education: FWK and MOOCs

The End of Free at Flat World Knowledge News broke on Friday (via The Chronicle of Higher Education, reporting on a blurb from the National Association of College Stores’s newsletter) that the open textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge would be ending access to free versions of its textbook as of the new year. The publishing […] … learn more→