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New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Their Own Textbooks

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And that’s just one option, along with mix-and-match Web sites from big publishers and libraries of open-source content. For his marketing course at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Daniel Flint wanted his students to read a white paper on public relations, a couple of case studies, an industry report, and a chapter of a forthcoming book.

So he created a textbook with just that—more than 100 pages of material in one customized package for his students. Mr. Flint, a professor of marketing at the university, used a new build-your-own-textbook service called AcademicPub, which arranged payment of royalties and compiled the material for publication. His students were given three options for buying the book: Download a digital edition for $14.95, get it in paperback for $27, or go for the hardcover for $45.

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Written by learningchange

01/11/2011 at 17:44

The Case For Making Online Textbooks Open Source

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As companies compete to digitize the textbook market, there is one approach that shakes the traditional publishing business model: open source textbooks, whose proponents believe online educational tomes should be free.

Written by learningchange

25/05/2011 at 13:49

CourseSmart Launches eTextbook App for Android

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CourseSmart has released a new mobile electronic textbook app for Android OS-based smart phones and tablets, CourseSmart for Android 1.0.

Written by learningchange

20/04/2011 at 21:32

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