Education

Press Release: O'Reilly Media Debuts New Learning Platform Oriole Online Tutorials
March 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — March 21, 2016 — O'Reilly Media introduces Oriole Online Tutorials, a unique new medium that blends code, data, text, and video into a narrated learning experience with computable content. Oriole Online Tutorials run on HTML pages driven by Jupyter notebooks. "There are people who learn by reading, there are people who learn…

Press Release: Scholastic Leaps into Summer Reading with 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and Nationwide Reading Road Trip
March 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm

NEW YORK – March 21, 2016 – Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is ramping up its Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge campaign to help kids take a “summer leap” into books. Research shows that when kids read more books over the summer, they perform better at school in the fall.…

Press Release: Wiley Announces Partnership with IT Learning Platform ITPro.TV
March 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

HOBOKEN, N.J. – March 8, 2016 – Wiley today announces a partnership between online IT learning and certification preparation platform ITPro.TV and the technical literature imprint, Sybex. This venture enables Sybex, one of the world’s oldest and most respected publishers of technology certification texts, to provide more interactive digital options alongside the educational books sold.…

B&N Education to Shutter Yuzu Platform
March 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Barnes & Noble Education took a $12 million impairment charge in its third quarter to reflect the restructuring of its digital operations. As part of overhauling that part of its business, B&NE is closing its Yuzu digital educational platform and will replace it with a longterm agreement signed with Ingram’s VitalSource and the purchase of…

How Clearleft Created Penguin Random House’s Website
March 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Penguin Random House started life as the world’s largest English language publisher after £2.4 billion merger in 2013 and has since launched two new websites – one aimed at consumers and one at the corporate world. We chat to the founder and managing director of Brighton-based design agency Clearleft, Andy Budd, about how they created…

Cengage Continues Down Edtech Path, Unveils Remedial Math Software
March 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Education’s ongoing shift toward digital content and learning experiences has pushed entrenched textbook publishers to try to reinvent themselves as software companies. Boston-based Cengage Learning, one of those industry stalwarts, seems to be making progress on that transformation. CEO Michael Hansen projects that digital products will make up the majority of Cengage’s revenue within two…

No, Data Isn’t Killing Literary Fiction
March 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Sophie Rochester asks in a recent article on The Bookseller, “Can publishing keep its soul in an increasingly data-driven future?” Rochester seems to have her doubts. She makes the argument that data-driven decision making conflicts with the creative intuition of editors and authors. If all book publishers do is chase sales data, then they will…

Press Release: Scholastic and We Need Diverse Books Announce Expanded Partnership
March 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

NEW YORK — February 29, 2016 — Scholastic and the non-profit organization, We Need Diverse Books, today announced the expansion of their collaboration to bring more books by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters into schools nationwide. For the 2016-17 school year, Scholastic Reading Club and We Need Diverse Books will collaborate on eight flyers to…

Students Are Spending Less on Textbooks, but That’s Not All Good
March 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

With all of the talk about the high cost of college textbooks and the buzz about free online alternatives, it is surprising how little is understood about how much students spend on required course materials. The popular wisdom is not only that textbook costs are high ($1,200 a year per student, according to one oft-cited…