Remember how you spent half your time at college complaining about how expensive textbooks were? It could’ve been much worse. A few weeks ago, a copy of Galileo’s Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences sold at auction for just over $790,600. Thankfully, the text is no longer required…
Lazy Googling strikes again! A Thai textbook publisher had to recall 3,000 copies of a math textbook after it was discovered that one of the photos on the book's cover came from a porn movie. Won't somebody please think of the children?
When textbooks were actually books they were good for flattening posters and bringing monitors to eye-level. Now their ebook personas may really force you to learn. Grim, I know.
On top of tuition, room, alcohol, board, and alcohol, one of the big costs of going to college is paying for your own personal library of expensive textbooks, whether they're digital or physical. Californian students can look forward to a bit of a break however, now that the state has set up the first online…
It was almost definitely not the first time Apple thought about how to revolutionize textbooks and education, but Joe Peters and a couple of Apple interns won its annual iContest, "sort of an American Idol for great ideas that gives interns a chance to present their best thoughts to executives," by presenting a plan…
It's hard to get excited about textbooks, until you see something like this: Apple just made the notecard obsolete. No more index cards, no more boxes—no paper. iBooks 2 turns your reading habits into instant study help.
Algebra, Biology, Geometry—these have never been particularly exciting words when it comes to textbooks, but that could change today. Apple's attempt at reinventing learning is officially online and ready for download—with each title offered at only 15 bucks.
Steve Jobs wanted to do for education what he did for music, phones and tablet computers. Apple's new textbooks was his Next Big Thing (or one of them).
Ahead of Thursday's NYC education event, Ars Technica reports via a leak source that Apple plans to announce a simpler way for authors to create and publish e-books as well as the iBook app's adoption of the ePub3 standard. The WSJ also names publisher McGraw-Hill as a project partner. All these developments suggest…
Few people can resist the urge to doodle in the margins when confronted with a long-drawn presentation, lecture, or meeting — but few of us can make a page of scientific instruction look as stunning as Paula Swisher, the artist behind the captivating pieces seen here.
Summer's ending, and it's time to start packing and preparing for school. That means finding some money for those uber-expensive textbooks you'll only need for 9 months. The Amazon Student app will let you trade in the old ones for new swag.
Seems Kno realized that not every student wanted a hulking $899 dual-screened tablet, but I'm not sure selling textbooks that are readable on Facebook is the right way forward—hasn't Kno thought about the possibility for distraction?
Buying textbooks in college are annoying! They're expensive, heavy, and instantly useless after finals. Amazon is trying to change the game with Kindle Textbook Rentals, it's a service that lets students rent Kindle textbooks to save tons of money.
Most textbooks and e-readers tend to follow the same idea when it comes to their fonts: Easier to read means easier to absorb and recall later. Looks like they were wrong.
Does the lure of playing with "the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made" tempt you? How about those dual 14.1-inch touchscreens? (That's a combined might of 28.2-inches!) Kno has received $46m investment, with an end-of-year launch already penciled-in.
If you hate the portability of tablets but love the glare, you might be interested in this "digital textbook" from Kno. Weighing it at 5.5lbs., its two 14.1-inch displays look like they were brought down from the mount. Kno, seriously:
Textbook publisher Macmillan is hip the ways of the internet, see! They're rolling out a new product/concept/news item called DynamicBooks, which lets instructors change the content of online textbooks, even if they didn't write them. And why not?