Dealing with the Epidemic of Counterfeit Textbooks
At the end of the semester, many students will exchange their textbooks at their school bookstore. Unfortunately, while they are counting the dollars in their heads, their books will ultimately get..
Microlearning and its Macro Benefits | eLearning
Everyone is a student. Whether you are enrolled in a formal degree-granting institution, an employee of a large corporation, or simply an inquisitive knowledge enthusiast, we are all students. But we..
GIFs in Education: Embracing Medium for the BuzzFeed Generation
So let’s put this debate to rest before we even start, gif or jif? Gif pronunciation is “gif” like “gift” not “jif” like "Jiffy" peanut butter. However, the inventor of the Graphics Interchange..
EPUB-ibus Unum: EPUB's Ability to Unite Publishing
The traditional print publishing world collided with digital so fast that offices are now an amalgamation of pen-to-paper editors and digital savants. In this rapidly evolving industry, it is easy..
Multiple Choice Questions: Benefits, Debates, and Best Practices
Who knew that a question type could be so shrouded in controversy? The multiple choice question (MCQ) may be a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” favorite, but it’s also the most widely debated question..
Public Domain Images for the Budget-Conscious Content Creator
Permissions have gotten expensive, especially for images and video content. For content creators, finding engaging photos, maps, or artwork for free in the public domain takes as much time as..
Accessibility 101: CTRL + ALT Text
Alt Text and Accessibility As creators of educational materials, we have an obligation to be the first line of defense when it comes to digital accessibility.
Let’s Talk Metadata: A Simple Introduction
Though undoubtedly a controversial figure, Edward Snowden brought metadata out of tech team only dialogue and into the public domain in 2013, albeit in a terrifying manner. Since then, even..
Online Assessment Types Defined: Matching Questions
We are organized creatures, the human race. We like to draw simple connections and classify our facts. Whether it includes dates, historical individuals, key terms, or classifications of scientific..
Gutenberg Technology & VitalSource Decrease Time to Market
Whether you are an institution, publisher, or student, the name of VitalSource has proven to be ingrained in today’s education system. A conduit of knowledge, they act as an important piece of the..
Developing in the Now: The 3 Benefits of Real-Time Collaboration Tools
Real-Time Collaboration Tools When you think of real-time digital tools, you might think of stock trading, ride-sharing, and weather apps. The needs of today's society to do everything in real-time..