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2012-12-05 05:00:02

Technology company, CritiqueIt, launches a partnership to merge cutting-edge peer review tools with award-winning W.W. Norton content, transforming learning into an interactive, social experience. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 CritiqueIt, the innovative peer review technology company, announced today a new partnership with W. W. Norton & Company. Textbook content will now be connected to dynamic, personal audio-video interaction between students and professors....

2012-12-04 04:21:21

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Expert TA, a national provider of online tools that improve professors teaching effectiveness while making it easier for students to learn, has announced a strategic partnership with OpenStax College, a nonprofit organization committed to making high-quality learning materials more accessible to students and professors at a remarkably lower price. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121204/CG22117) "There are no education...

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...

2012-11-08 16:31:27

CINCINNATI, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brown Mackie College system of schools ("Brown Mackie College"), a college of Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ: EDMC), is adopting technology into education, converting students at its 28 schools nationwide to 100 percent e-textbooks and Apple iPad technology. Through the college's Student Advantage Program, each incoming student will receive an iPad with the applications and textbooks necessary to make the technology a key part of their...

Amazon Whispercast Could Make School Books Obsolete
2012-10-17 16:00:43

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Steve Jobs won´t likely ever be relegated to a footnote in history, and it looks like Apple won´t be writing the book on the future of textbooks, either. On Wednesday Amazon.com essentially rewrote the playbook on textbooks with the introduction of “Whispercast for Kindle,” which could give schools and businesses a simple, scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content. The technology,...

2012-10-09 11:26:40

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online publishing pioneer YUDU Media today announced the launch of its new YUDU Education, the first digital textbook publishing platform that enables educational publishers to seamlessly digitize, optimize and deliver multimedia textbooks for ubiquitous access on tablet, laptop and desktop computer. With YUDU Education, publishers can quickly and easily create rich, engaging digital textbooks that students can access on iPad, Android and Windows...

Textbooks Lacking Sci-Fi Movie References
2012-10-04 21:10:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A University of Valencia study found that science fiction movies are not making much of an impact on school textbooks. Both teachers and students see science fiction as a way of motivating interest in the field of science, but only 9 textbooks out of the 31 textbooks analyzed referenced science fiction in movies. "A current concern is that students are no longer studying science and engineering and this trend is more common...

2012-10-03 23:02:27

Textbook buyback site, MyBookBuyer.com, upgrade their website to improve site performance and enhance customer experience. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 MyBookBuyer, an online internet textbook buyback service, is proud to announce they have recently upgraded their site to streamline website performance and improve overall user experience with the use of Java. August and September was back to school time for many students, and in order to accommodate the heavy volume of buyback...

2012-10-03 14:21:00

Non-profit, 20 Million Minds Foundation, attacked in its fight for free textbooks for college students SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released a "knee-jerk" national press release announcing in panicky fashion their challenge to the notion that historic college textbook legislation unanimously passed by the California State Senate and signed by Governor Jerry Brown could indeed be provided to...

2012-08-21 22:20:34

Sample survey of 600 upcoming fall courses across California State Universities finds the campus bookstore significantly more expensive than alternatives available through third parties online SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the 20 Million Minds Foundation released a statistical survey that revealed that the cost differential between standard campus bookstores and online alternatives in most cases is over 25 percent costing students over $2 million...