SimpleTuition, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on education-related expenses, is announcing this morning that is has acquired ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace that offers discounts on rentals as well as new and used textbooks.
Launched in 2006, SimpleTuition has been on a mission to help students reduce the seemingly ever-e
As we mentioned previously, the Kno textbook app comes pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Yesterday at the launch event in New York City we got a chance to see it in action. The Kno app allows students k-12 and the college level to download textbooks in which they can annotate and highlight, but they are also interactive.
At their “breakfast event” this morning in San Francisco, Google announced a multitude of new things including Android 4.3, the improved Nexus 7, ChromeCast, a Google Play Games application, as well as something that’s really going to help out students— Google Play Textbooks.
Launched in 2010, Austin-based MyEdu set out to help students reduce the cost of earning a college diploma and remove the friction from every aspect of the higher education process, from deciding on the right school to finding post-graduate employment.
Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup Boundless has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial and physical costs of bulky backpacks brimming with pricey hard-copy textbooks.
Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning content for free, giving students the access to texts in print, eBook form, eReaders, audiobooks and downloadable PDFs, etc.
When a semester’s worth of textbooks can add up to a couple (or three or four) hundred dollars, hitting the checkout line at the campus bookstore is a distressing experience for many students, to say the least.
Analog solutions to this problem include: borrowing from the library, borrowing from friends who’ve already taken the class, and photocopying from those foolish enough to buy th
This is pretty important. My school is currently in a stage of digitalisation that wants to get rid of textbooks and replace them with tablets in class. They are, however, contemplating on using iBooks Author to allow teachers to create content for students. And as we know, files created with iBooks Author can only be used on Apple products.