Education

Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education
February 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Back in 2013, Google launched Play for Education, a program that made it easier for educators to purchase apps and books and distribute them to their students’ Android tablets. Now, this program is coming to an end. As first reported by CRN and also confirmed by us today, Google will stop selling Play for Education…

Press Release: SAGE Publishing Announces New Partnership with Atypon
February 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

LOS ANGELES and LONDON — February 16, 2016 — SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, announces the selection of Atypon, the Silicon Valley-based publishing technology firm, to host all SAGE Journals content on Literatum, Atypon’s pioneering online publishing platform. Welcoming the announcement, Bob Howard, Vice President Journals Editorial, said: “We…

Q&A: NMC’s Samantha Becker on the Future of Higher Ed Tech
February 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium (NMC) gives deep insight into how education is being shaped by technology. EdTech spoke with one of the key figures behind the Horizon report — the NMC’s senior director of publications and communications, Samantha Becker — to learn a little more about what goes into these…

Press Release: HMH Launches Read 180 Universal to Help Struggling Readers
February 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

BOSTON — February 11, 2016 — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of READ 180 Universal, the next generation intervention program that utilizes leading scientific research in brain and cognitive functioning to support struggling readers and unlock their reading abilities. Reading proficiency relies on collaboration among different regions of the brain which together…

Adaptive Learning’s Potential and Pitfalls
February 9, 2016 at 11:45 am

“Adaptive learning.” Two words that have haunted headlines and press releases ever since I started this job in 2011—and likely even before then. Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone says they’re doing it too. But there are plenty of misconceptions and a lack of shared understanding between schools and companies about what…

The 3 Biggest Challenges of D2C Bookselling in 2016
February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

As Book Business’ year-end trendspotting survey indicated, direct-to-consumer marketing and bookselling will be top-of-mind for all segments of the publishing industry in 2016. It’s clear from these results, as well as the slew of newly-launched consumer-facing sites, apps, and newsletters that publishers are eager to learn how consumers find books, why they buy, and how…

Press Release: Curious World Launches First-Ever Original Video Series
February 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

NEW YORK — Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), announced today the launch of 58 original video productions for Curious World™, the interactive content service that offers an expanding collection of games, videos and eBooks mapped to key early learning areas. The new videos are part of six original short-form series: three live action…

NCLB Gives Way to ESSA: What Does It Mean for K-12 Publishers?
February 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm

At the end of 2015, Democrats and Republicans in Congress surprised nearly everyone by coming together to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. This law, which replaced what was known as No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, embodies the federal government’s education policies and sets guidelines for billions of dollars in federal spending.…

McGraw-Hill Education's Head of Digital: Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open.
February 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Advances in learning science are powering a new generation of technologies that, when used by dedicated teachers, improve student performance and extend learning beyond the confines of the classroom. Digital adaptive learning coupled with an explosion of relatively low-cost learning applications has the potential…

U.S. Book Publishing Revenue Declines 2% in First 3 Quarters of 2015
January 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm

This week the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released Q3 revenue numbers from more than 1,200 trade, K-12, higher education, university press, and professional publishers. The data spans January to September of 2015, and compared to the same period in 2014, publishers’ net revenue declined 2% from $12.1 billion to $11.9 billion. Driving much of…