Tag Archives: Textbook

Wary of edtech? Coursesmart crashes before student exams


I have heard a number of students express the fear that apps like Coursesmart will crash at the worst possible time:exams. Now it has happened, which creates a market acceptance problem that will take months to repair.. It is similar to the Odwalla juice contamination case study that eventually took the company to near bankruptcy.

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E-books Not Blowing Up Textbook Industry Yet


No question that the university textbook business is a train wreck, but what really surprises me is that e-books are not selling.. UBC Bookstore estimates ebooks represent 5% market share…  

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In Digital Textbook Transition, Device Availability Is Just The Beginning


Originally posted on Gigaom:
Among technology’s top titans, the race is on to bring tablet-based digital textbooks into the classroom. Since launching the iPad, Apple (s AAPL) has made a big push in education, and its expected iPad Mini launch this week will likely open it up to an even wider range of education customers. Last…

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