Researchers explore future of 'postdigital' textbook

An interdisciplinary team at Arizona State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program to conduct research on the future of the textbook.

History books becoming next fight in Texas schools

The next ideological fight over new textbooks for Texas classrooms intensified Wednesday with critics lambasting history lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray ...

SKorean students ditch paper for digital books

Outside the classroom a hot summer day beckons, but fourth-grade teacher Yeon Eun-jung's students are glued to their tablet PCs as they watch an animated boy and a girl squabble about whether water becomes heavier when frozen.

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

(AP)—Schools no longer have to wait for textbook companies to print new editions to get the latest events. In some cases, it's as simple as a teacher hitting "refresh."

Analyst: Apple sold more than 350,000 e-textbooks in 3 days

Apple's foray into the e-textbook business started off with a bang, according to a Monday report: The company sold more than 350,000 textbooks through its new version of iBooks in its first three days of availability, an ...

The dissector and the draughtsman

Between 1831 and 1854, the French anatomist Jean-Marc Bourgery and his compatriot Nicolas-Henri Jacob, a versatile artist, produced a richly illustrated and ground-breaking medical textbook. The "Traité complet de l'anatomie ...

Some Kenyan parents oppose laptop offer to kids (Update)

An ambitious plan by Kenya's government to give laptops to schoolchildren has been opposed by parents who say the money for the computers should instead go toward raising teachers' salaries and feeding children.

Textbook rentals a growing trend in higher education

ntil recently, when it came to buying textbooks, there really were only two primary options for the nation’s college students: new or used, and used only sometimes. However, over the past few years, there has been a ...

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