Some Professors Fight Study-Help Sites. Other Professors Now Use Them.

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At about the same time, though, Rutgers officials sent out an email to all faculty at the university, warning about Course Hero and another service, Chegg, where students were posting faculty tests and exams without permission. “We This is the engine that lets it boast a library of “30-million course-specific study materials.” One of the other giants of the study-aid world, Chegg, has also come under criticism by professors. Rutgers professor Kristen S.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

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Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library. Through this deal, Nearpod will add one of the more unique, coveted collections of online educational resources to its library. Its biggest institutional shareholder is Insight Venture Partners, a private equity firm whose education portfolio also includes Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight—three companies that have gone public. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company.

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Gig’s Up: CreatorUp Raises $1 Million to Train and Match Creative Professionals for Work

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The company also offers an online library of self-paced courses that individuals can access for $25 per month or $200 a year. A sizable portion of CreatorUp’s clients come from the education industry, including Cengage and Chegg, as well as community colleges and universities. While content may be king, content creators sometimes struggle to pay the bills. Cue CreatorUp , which aims to equip aspiring creative professionals with the digital media skills they need to find work.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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In a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books. Goldman, vice president of textbooks and e-books at Chegg, a student services provider that notably sold its print textbook inventory to Ingram in 2015, adoption of digital materials among students has been slower than he predicted. “I’m

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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Similarly, Pearson has made some of its textbooks available for rent through Chegg. Provide Access to K-12 Libraries. Instead of buying ten different supplementary learning materials for different subjects, students can make use of K-12 libraries, where all learning resources are stored. K-12 content libraries usually contain thousands of learning resources like videos, short knowledge nuggets etc. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

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The announced merger this week between two of the world’s largest textbook publishers—McGraw-Hill and Cengage—could mean more students end up buying subscriptions to digital courseware libraries each semester, rather than making a trip to a bookstore. Hansen mentioned expecting new digital products from competitors such as Chegg, and added, “I would not be surprised if Amazon builds something in this space.”

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?Major Textbook Publishers Sue Follett Over Counterfeit Sales

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Other textbook distributors, including Chegg, Inc. Ray Griffin, CEO of Follet, says his company has been working to find and remove counterfeit materials from its library. Three of the country’s largest publishers, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning, are suing Follett Corporation, a major textbook distributor, on charges of selling counterfeit textbooks in its stores.

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” Pearson and Chegg are partnering for textbook rentals. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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Jen Howard on “What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books ?” Wired argues that “ Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries.” ” It reminded me, not of Carnegie who the article mentions, but of Gates , who initially started funding libraries – public and collective access to digital technologies – before turning to school reform and “personalized learning” efforts.

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” (Did you know he recorded his first mixtape at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia studio ?). ” Via the press release : “ Cengage , McGraw-Hill Education , and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg , Inc. Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. That is, rather than students buying textbooks separately (or buying used textbooks or checking them out from the library or sharing them with a roommate not buying textbooks at all), the cost would be bundled with tuition and fees.