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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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For those who are newly exploring the digital market, keeping up with the trends which change rapidly is difficult. Here are some of the top trends that higher education textbook publishers must follow to increase their digital sales: 1. Companies like Chegg, eFollett, and BookRenter are offering new textbooks on rent for less than the price of a used book. Today, a lot of companies offer subscription-based services.

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” Via Education Week : “Security Companies Sell School ‘Hardening’ as Mass-Shooting Solution.” ” Via MyNDNow.com : “ Iowa company donates AR–15s to be placed in Bismarck schools.” “Online education unicorn Udacity has quietly laid off 5% of staff – at least 25 people – since August,” says Techcrunch , proving that “ unicorn ” is really a meaningless label for tech companies.

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Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. The Wall Street Journal predicts “The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice.” ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.” The company has $8.3

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” ” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right? The adaptive learning company has raised $16 million total.

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