Posts tagged as: TextBooks

Google Adds Textbooks to the Google Play Store

Google today added textbooks to the Google Play Store. Textbooks for higher education can be rented or purchased from the Books section of the Play Store. Book rental periods last for six months, and Google says rentals can save college students up to 80% compared to the full purchase price. According to Google, it has […]

Amazon to Rent Textbooks

Amazon is rolling out a program allowing students to rent textbooks through the electronic retail giant instead of purchasing them outright. The new textbook rental program, as detailed on Amazon’s site, would supposedly allow students to save up to 70 percent off the normal cost of a textbook. The company already provides t-textbook rentals, but […]

Kno Textbooks Get 3D and Video

Kno started off the week by giving its free iPad app a handful of first for digital textbooks. Students can now look at 3D objects in textbooks that they can navigate with gestures. The in-beta feature is so far being focused on chemistry but will expand to other fields in time. Also new are beta […]

Inkling Partners Helps Virginia Go Textbook Free

Inkling recently announced its participation in the Virginia Department of Education’s “Beyond Textbooks” program to move digital learning content into the classroom. Across the state, a cohort of Advanced Placement (AP) Biology students enrolled in Virtual Virginia, the VDOE’s online learning program, will receive iPads with one of McGraw-Hill Education’s bestselling textbooks enhanced with features […]

College Students Prefer Print Over Digital Textbooks

Even with new digital handheld gadgets, smart phones, pads, and laptops glued to every college student’s hand, 74% still prefer to use a printed textbook when taking a class, according to the findings of a new Student Watch study conducted by OnCampus Research, a division of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) that helps […]

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