Digital learning platform BenchPrep adds new publishers, doubles courses

BenchPrep, a Chicago-based startup providing interactive test prep courses, is adding several new publishing partners, including Pearson Education, Inc.,O’Reilly Media, Inc., Microsoft Press. The new partnerships put the company on track to offer 200 courses by the end of September, up from 120.

Apple’s textbooks see 350,000 downloads in 3 days: Will it last?

Apple’s new iBooks digital textbooks initiative has seen 350,000 downloads in just three days, according to new info. That’s a strong start for Apple’s expanded educational offerings, but the real question will be whether that can translate into long-term success.

Hands on with iBooks 2’s textbooks

Apple unveiled its new interactive textbooks Thursday at its media event in NYC. Here’s a look at how those textbooks work on the iPad. Early impressions? Wish I could go back to high school. Still, these textbooks definitely have room to grow.

Will Apple make iMovie for interactive books?

Since before Apple announced its press event taking place this week, there’s been speculation that a logical step would be to sell digital textbooks directly through its iBookstore. But it turns out, what the company announces might not be that complicated.