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The first digital-only textbook for grades K-12

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McGraw-Hill has launched its first ever all-digital, cloud-based textbook for grades K-12 today at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Unlike their previous models, these digital books were created with the intent of replacing physical textbooks. McGraw-Hill is the first publisher to accomplish this.

Mashable suggests that elementary schools and highschools have been slower at adopting digital textbooks than colleges and universities, because many of them don’t have the resources necessary to make sure all their students would be able to access the materials.

But considering physical textbook sales are down fifteen percent this year alone, it makes sense that publishers would focus on cloud-based textbooks, which could reverse the trend.

Full story at Mashable.

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  • Ann

    textbook sales are down because state funds dried up

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