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21 Apr 12

Excellent article on Edutopia that summarizes what manybof us have bern thinking (and doing) for some time. in one class, I have the textbook in One Note. In another, it is used only once or twice. Only in my keyboarding class do I see a need or the book. Paperless is preferred.

28 Jun 11

McGraw-Hill launched its first all-digital, cloud-based textbook for the K-12 market on Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

This is called CINCH and is a "cloud based curriculum" for K-12 math and 7-12 science. It makes everything available through a browser.

Citation: RT @TradRobinson - Publishers Launch First Digital-Only Textbook for K-12 via @mashabletech @mashable #ISTE11

17 Jun 09

An article I wrote on the future of textbooks is on page 26. It is still relevant.

26 Aug 08

Interesting tidbit in their press release this week:

"Flat World has announced 17 new author
titles under contract. Flat World's in-classroom beta test gets underway this
week, with 20 participating colleges and universities nationwide."

Open Textbooks may be closer -- this model is a more hybridized version. If we had a "wiki to print" tool or technology, then we could literally have grassroots teachers writing and creating textbooks together. This is interesting to follow

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