Content hackathons: the future of textbooks?

As the availability and awareness of open educational resources grows, educators and open-content publishers are experimenting with hackathon-style content collaborations among subject-matter experts to create high school and college textbooks over the course of a few weekends.

In digital textbook transition, device availability is just the beginning

In the past year, leading technology companies have made big strides in bringing tablet computers into classrooms across the country. But while the availability of new devices is certainly critical, the successful transition to digital textbooks relies on many interconnected factors.

BenchPrep shifts to subscription model for interactive online courses

BenchPrep, a Chicago-based startup that offers interactive online courses for test preparation, is moving to a subscription-based business model, which could help it better access institutional customers, such as universities, community colleges and public libraries.