Digitally Innovative and Digitally Inefficient: The Challenge Educational Publishers Face That Nobody Wants to Talk About
Publishers have successfully moved their portfolios from print to digital. But, ten years in, they’ve not managed to re-engineer their processes and organizations to get digital products to market..
A Path Forward for Scaling Course Creation in Higher Ed
Out of necessity, universities scrambled to go online during the pandemic, but it is becoming ever more clear that hybrid learning environments such as “flipped classrooms” have real upside potential..
Earth Day Reflections: What Does Sustainability Mean for the EdTech Industry?
COVID-19 spread around the globe in a matter of months, wreaking particular havoc on our most vulnerable communities. The pandemic's indiscriminate existence has resulted in a common sense of pain,..
The Digital First Opportunity and Change Management
Digital first is not a new concept, but in our current climate of rapid change, it is time to promote it from "nice to have" status to "must have." It is critical to appreciate its enormous potential..
Managing Current Performance While Maximizing Future Opportunities
The “three horizons” framework arose from a years-long McKinsey & Company project, and continues to offer a relevant growth strategy for evaluating and managing both current and future business..
How Digital Product Guides Improve Employee Training
Employee training is a continuous process in any organization. It's not only important for new employees but also for existing employees who need to learn emerging skills within their roles and have..
The Power of Digital Transformation for Business Productivity Innovation
Digital transformation is a hot topic turned priority for many businesses today. Why? Almost everything in the world is going digital and the modern business must adapt - quickly - to this..
5 Best Practices for Using Performance Goals in L&D
Performance goals are one of the most valuable tools in the learning & development toolkit. These easily observable indicators of success help learners and educators alike set expectations for the..
Implementing Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI): 5 Steps Towards Innovation that Drives Time & Cost Savings
While most technology we use today is interoperable - you've probably heard the semi-dated expression "there's an app for that!" which reinforces that a single device like a smartphone can integrate..
5 Ways to Incorporate Digital Storytelling into Your Curriculum
In today’s era of tech-savvy students, traditional teaching methods are rapidly losing their attention. When juxtaposed with interactive digital assessments and demonstrations, old-fashioned study..
EdTech for Social Good: What Good Will You Do in 2019?
In a world of educational technology, the ultimate focus is often on one thing: money. It makes sense. Publishing is, after all, a business. Despite the noble goal of helping students get a quality..
7 Tools for Making Digital Textbooks More Interactive
eLearning has taken educational content to new heights. Flexible, mobile-optimized, personalized, and portable, digital textbooks have rapidly grown in popularity among modern students. As technology..
Your 2019 New Year's Resolution: Go Digital or Go Home
The new year is finally here, and along with it come new opportunities for growth and innovation. In 2019, keeping up with the trends is more important than ever. Since 2010, online content has..
How Digital Content Has Revolutionized Learning
When you next walk out your front door, observe the people around you. It’s likely the scene before you will appear quite ordinary. If you time-travelled from 1998 to 2018, however, your reaction..
10 Reasons Your Team Needs an Authoring Tool
It’s not impossible to create engaging, modern eLearning content with old-fashioned tools. Publishers who have continued exclusively using software like Microsoft Word and InDesign, however, are..
10 Tips to Transition from Paper First to Digital First
In 1990, newspapers were the most practical way of staying abreast of current events. Nearly 30 years later, things have changed. Over two thirds of American adults receive at least some of their..
How Rental Programs Are Changing Publishing
If you have ever been a college student (or raised one), you know how fast the costs of an education add up. First you have soaring tuition prices, room and board, out-of-state fees, and of course..
Digital Content is Transforming Higher Ed
Digital content is nothing new, but the way we’re using it is. As digital content has progressed, education has begun to shift in a big way. This change is most pronounced in the arena of higher..
Digital Content is Disrupting Textbook Companies
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That old adage reminds us to make the most of what we’re given in life. Over the past 10 years, publishers have been handed a big bag of lemons: The..
Online Textbook Publishing: Tips and Best Practices
When entering the digital publishing arena, there’s a lot to think about. It’s easy to make an online textbook. Making a GOOD online textbook is a whole different ballgame. An online textbook done..
Tips to Develop a Digital Culture
First Steps to Digital Culture Through Change Management Shifting to digital is an inevitable challenge for all businesses. And this transformation is coming at a blistering speed. Indeed,..
Benefits of A Synchronous Print and Digital Workflow
Publishers who can shed their traditional print-first mentality and achieve a unified print/digital workflow can cut project time by nearly half and save close to a third of their budgets.
How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks
In the age of big data and digitization, learning and acquiring knowledge has become a necessity for every individual. With more innovations, more resources, and more information, it is undeniable..
Time & Cost Savings: Simultaneous Print & Digital Publishing
An integrated print and digital design and production process allows you to free your content for distribution to any channel. This case study dives into the ROI of a digital-first approach. Creators..
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..
5 key findings for a Successful Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is ongoing each and every day, but the psychological barriers created still remain within companies. In fact, only 59% of the owners in small and micro businesses consider..