Education

Big Money, Quiet Storm – The Silent Revolution in Education Publishing
October 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

On the face of it, not much has changed in education publishing over the years. Major textbook publishers are still the world’s most profitable publishers. The top five players still have an 85 percent stake in an industry that is worth a dizzying estimated $14bn a year in the US alone. While nobody can contest…

7 Big Stories from the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair
October 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The international Frankfurt Book Fair came to a close on Sunday, ending a week-long gathering of authors, agents, and publishing leaders who shared optimism for the future of the book industry. Whether publishing professionals expressed their excitement for global publishing initiatives, discussed the promise of data-driven strategies, or noted the challenges of ebook pricing, many…

Press Release: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Curious World, an Interactive Content Service
October 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm

NEW YORK—October 21, 2015—Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a leading provider of pre-K-12 education content, services, and technology solutions, announced today the launch of Curious World™, an interactive content service that offers an expanding collection of games, videos, and eBooks mapped to key early learning areas. Available initially as an app for iPad®…

Houghton Mifflin Launches ‘Netflix for Learning’
October 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. said Wednesday it is launching its Curious World website and updated app, which includes educational videos, games, and ebooks for kids between the ages of 3 and 7. The Boston-based publisher first introduced Curious World in November 2014 with a “simple app” that was free to download and included in-app purchases,…

Press Release: Elissa Tomasetti Named Senior Vice President, Marketing for Scholastic Education
October 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

NEW YORK—October 15, 2015—Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the appointment of Elissa Tomasetti as Senior Vice President, Marketing for Scholastic Education. Based in New York and reporting to Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Education, Elissa will be the key driver of strategic marketing for Scholastic Education’s customized,…

myON Tackles K-12 Literacy Issues with Personalized Reading Platform
October 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

Despite advancements in technology and access to information, literacy remains a huge issue in K-12 schools throughout the world. “Reading achievement is persistently low,” says Todd Brekhus, president of myON™. “Only 35% of all fourth graders, 36% of eighth graders and, 38% of twelfth graders read proficiently.” To help students overcome these literacy challenges, myON,…

Students Buying Ebooks Chapter by Chapter
October 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

For school and college students, buying textbooks could burn a hole in their pocket. Here is an alternative — buy chapters and learn on the go. Traditional textbook publishers are offering textbooks as modules or chapters in electronic form to students by joining hands with technology start-ups. For example, a module could cost as low…

How Society Publishers Can Compete Today
September 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

I wish to describe a situation that I often come across and then try to explain how it came about. What are its implications for scholarly communications and library consortia in particular, and can we project into the future to think about how this situation could evolve? So here is the situation. Please note that…

Strategies for Entering the Latin American EdTech Market
September 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

If you are an edtech entrepreneur, it is hard not to be impressed by the vital statistics of Latin America as a potential market: 600 million people speaking just two main languages, 20 key cities, focused on countries such as Brazil and the Pacific Alliance countries of Chile, Peru, Mexico and Columbia and a generation…