How Real-time Changes Can Change Online Learning
Online learning is nothing new, but over the past decade it has aged well. Initially, it was argued that online courses couldn’t possibly provide the full benefits of a traditional class. How could a..
Online Assessments: Drag-and-Drop Tips and Advantages
Tap-and-place or drag-and-drop questions make your learning more interactive. Try it on your next elearning course and see the difference. This format is quite effective in making your learners stop..
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..
What's The future of Educational Publishing - Results
Recently, we created and distributed a survey on The Future of Educational Publishing. We were very intrigued by the results of the authoring tool questions and thought we would share these results.
Reuse Content with Learning Objects in eLearning Courseware
If you’re just embarking on your online course creation journey, the plethora of unfamiliar terms and methods of development can be daunting. Fortunately, learning how to reuse content with authoring..
Digital Solutions Help Publishers Improve their ROI in a Time of Crisis
The leading global academic publishers have reported dramatically diminishing sales of printed textbooks which have led not only to hugely reduced profits but also increasing losses – billions of..
Pros and Cons of Textbook Flat Fee Solutions
With the inevitable rising costs of printed textbooks, students are generally keen to use digital material that is considerably cheaper even than secondhand or rented textbooks.
Publishers Use Flat Fee Models for Digital Content
The hugely successful US entertainment company, Netflix has established a financially viable flat fee model for its digital movie and TV content. Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music are all..
What Happens When the Demand for Printed Textbooks Declines?
Academic publishers worldwide have catered for a lucrative niche market for decades. At every level of formal education, students and scholars are expected to use textbooks that provide the..
The Digital Content Revolution is Real
Computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, and the Internet are just some of the everyday realities of life in the 21st century. All make digital content readily available, instantly,..
Pros and Cons of Using Open Educational Resources
What are Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as any type of educational and learning material available for free online. These digital tools are used for..
What is Digital-First Publishing?
There is nothing new about digital publishing: it’s been evolving for about half a century. But digital technology has developed at such a rapid rate, it has turned the entire publishing industry on..
Do Education Foundations Jeopardize the Existence of Textbooks?
US Education Foundations In the last quarter-century, the US state quadrupled its budget in the education sector rising from17.1 billion to 68.3 billion USD according to the US Department of..
Simultaneous Workflow Address Inefficiencies of Traditional Publishing
Simultaneous Print and Digital Publishing Workflows When publishers produce print and digital products together, the process can take a very long time – sometimes as long as 17 months. This is..
Why Traditional Publishing Workflow is Inefficient and Costly
As the international publishing industry faces an increasing decline in the sales of textbooks and other publications, there is a need to identify inefficiencies in the traditional publishing..
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..
Changing the Traditional Workflow in Publishing
Anyone who has worked in a traditional publishing business knows that the process from ideation to print takes a very long time, sometimes years depending on the scope of the project. The workflow..
Open Education Resource (OER) and Publishing
If most publishing companies have previously shown some skepticism towards OER (open educational resources), the largest educational publishers have made the first step and launched their first OER..