Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company. The company has invested in a partner rental program that should reach 400 titles in the second half of this year.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. Cengage recently introduced a new subscription model that gives students access to all of the company’s digital course materials for a semester or an year. Similarly, Pearson has made some of its textbooks available for rent through Chegg. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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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. Students who are already spending their time on phones and tablets, find it easier and convenient to access their courses on the same device.

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

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But some companies are jumping the gun. Chegg appears to have borrowed a page from Duolingo’s previous shenanigan for the Osmosis Pillow , which takes “memory foam” to another level. The device, which syncs to iPads or Android tablets over bluetooth, spits out 3D printed objects from its tip, giving any makerspace a magical feel. Company leaders promise (fingers crossed!) TEACHERS ACTUALLY PAY TEACHERS: TsPayTs’ newest feature takes the company’s name to another level.

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