textbook industry

textbook industry

All-you-can-eat textbooks? Flooved is trying to make that happen

Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

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As college tuition costs increase, the cost of buying a semester’s worth of textbooks poses an added burden to university students. That coupled with the physical weight of textbooks, and the fact that many science and technology books are likely to be outdated within a few years, paints a picture...
Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks

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About a month ago, Apple held an education-focused event in which it announced the launch of iBooks 2, a move the company said it was making in an effort to “reinvent the textbook” by allowing users to purchase and download textbooks to their iPads. The new app enables the transformation...
An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks

Apple Poised to Benefit from U.S. Government's Five-Year Push for Digital Textbooks

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The Associated Press reports on a new initiative from the U.S. government to help push schools and textbook companies make the transition to digital textbooks over the next five years. With Apple pushing itself to the forefront of the digital textbook discussion with its iBooks Textbooks launch just two weeks...
Apple Poised to Benefit from U.S. Government's Five-Year Push for Digital Textbooks

The Once-Hot Textbook Rental Market Is Already Shifting to Ebooks

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For the past few years, Chegg’s textbook rental business has been the hottest way for college students to get their books. It still is, but the company is also bracing itself for a new disruption to the $5 billion textbook industry–e-textbooks. Chegg’s CEO Dan Rosensweig, who’s been at the helm for...
The Once-Hot Textbook Rental Market Is Already Shifting to Ebooks

A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging

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No one said revolutionizing textbook publishing would be easy. It’s hard to argue against free and open information. Limiting access to knowledge and education only to those who can afford it just sounds evil, and we’ve got plenty of evidence that the textbook industry — once compared to predatory pharmaceutical...
A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging
McGraw Hill: The discounted iPad 2 is just what schools needed

Expensive Textbooks Now Free, Thanks to Boundless Learning’s Hacked Replacements. The Publishing Industry is Not So Pleased.

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Let me get this out of the way: Boundless Learning, a Boston-based startup, just raised $8 million from Venrock, bringing the company’s total funding to just under $10 million. Prior investors include SV Angel, Founder Collective, Nextview Ventures and Kepha Partners. Ok. Onto the juicy stuff. In our earliest days,...
Expensive Textbooks Now Free, Thanks to Boundless Learning’s Hacked Replacements. The Publishing Industry is Not So Pleased.
Bookrenter’s Rafter buys HubEdu to help colleges keep content costs down
Lawsuit be damned, Boundless Learning pushes ahead with free textbook platform

CHART: How Asian And Western Companies Completely Switched Places In 15 Years

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This is from Citi's Robert Buckland in the latest edition of the firm's Global Equity Strategist note: In the last 15 years, the west has expanded its profit margins, while Asia (ex Japan) has seen its profit margins shrink. On the other hand, intense revenue maximization (as measured by...
CHART: How Asian And Western Companies Completely Switched Places In 15 Years

Amazon goes for college crowd, launches rental textbook service

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The textbook industry is under fresh attack, as Amazon.com starts letting customers rent paper text books. [Read more]...
Amazon goes for college crowd, launches rental textbook service

Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

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Janis Machala Janis Machala has worked as an advisor to startup companies in the Seattle area for as long as I’ve been covering the tech beat. (Nearly 15 years at this point). Now, Machala is taking on a new challenge as dean of Bellevue College’s Continuing Education program. Machala said...
Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program
Rafter Scoops Up HubEdu To Help It Challenge The Textbook Industry
Amazon launches rental service for paper textbooks
With the iPad Mini & a new iBooks Authors, Apple finally has a chance of revolutionizing the classroom

DailyDirt: Arithmetic Is The Third R?

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International math tests seem to consistently show that Americans don't have competitive math skills. We can argue that these tests don't measure real-life capabilities, but it might also be nice to see math test scores rise someday. Given the growth of online educational tools, the accessibility of good (and effective)...
DailyDirt: Arithmetic Is The Third R?
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