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2014-03-25 04:20:26

Startup Packback's rental service provides bold, affordable eTextbook option CHICAGO and PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's students face many financial barriers to success in higher education- skyrocketing tuition, inflated textbook costs, and debilitating student debt to name a few. Two tenacious entrepreneurs, Mike Shannon and Kasey Gandham, have developed an ingenious way of addressing these problems. Packback recently took their startup...

2014-03-12 23:27:08

CK-12 Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education announced a new collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to offer free high-quality math and science content for the Windows 8 operating system. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 (March 4, 2014) CK-12 Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education announced a new collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to offer free...

2013-09-10 12:26:57

Online resource eliminates hard copy textbooks, makes Stepinac the flagship school for Pearson program in the United States WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Say goodbye to heavy back packs. Stepinac High School introduces a new concept to its academic program this week as it rolls out a complete digital textbook library for its students. This program will eliminate the need for the traditionally heavy and expensive books that students use for their academic...

2013-06-24 16:29:02

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WoodWing Holding, the parent company of WoodWing Software, has invested in SOWISO [http://www.sowiso.nl/en ], a startup software company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. SOWISO develops innovative e-learning technology for mathematics and related exact sciences. Its revolutionary cloud-based e-learning platform enables publishers and universities to create intelligent e-learning solutions that fit the...

2013-04-18 08:29:08

ADELANTO, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- California-based textbook distributor, Flannery Company, has announced the release of a new eReading platform designed specifically with school administration, teachers, and students in mind. Digital Cerebrum is the culmination of intense research into schools' needs for a streamlined eBook solution, as well as over 60 years of experience working with schools to meet textbook needs on a case-by-case basis. Digital Cerebrum broadens the...

2013-04-11 12:27:02

-- Congressman George Miller, Senior Democratic Member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Joins Leading Educational Organizations, Superintendents, Business Leaders and Students to Address Digital Education in America -- SILVER SPRING, Md., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Education, the leading provider of K-12 digital textbooks in the U.S., and Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to spur innovation in education, in conjunction...

2013-02-19 12:35:08

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 spring college semester has seen an even greater increase than anticipated in the purchase and download of digital textbooks, just one of many book buying options available at DirectTextbook.com. While the purchase of digital textbooks over hard copy books has increased nearly 75% in the past two years, the satisfaction rate reported by students is on the decline. "There's still a market for traditional textbooks," said DirectTextbook.com...

2013-02-14 12:24:36

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Designed and built by Handstand Inc. and backed by noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Cher Wang, Nota(TM) is an entirely new type of open collaboration platform in which every book becomes its own knowledge community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/CG60385) Nota (Latin for "note") improves the learning experience in three ways: Collaborative: Every textbook in Nota is an open community. Anyone can...

2012-12-20 12:29:20

OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extra credit can be a lifesaver in the classroom, and now Skyo.com is taking it to textbooks. The online retailer announced today it would offer even more ways to make buying textbooks fast, easy and cheap through its Extra Credit program and other new features. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120905/CG67746LOGO) Skyo's Extra Credit is a simple equation; when students buy more books, they save more. Students who rent or purchase two...

2012-11-20 12:26:48

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the cost of bulky textbooks continues to climb at double the rate of inflation, ever-slimmer digital tablets keep coming down in price. Now that 98% of American classrooms have access to the internet, increasing numbers of school districts are opting for the digital tablets. But the transition from textbooks to tablets is controversial. Are the digital tablets too expensive for schools, too distracting for students, and too...