July 6, 2018 | Volume 49, Number 14

Textbooks Exiting? Open Educational Resources Entering?

“The Textbook is Extinct! Now What?” was the title of a session at the June conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (Arlington, VA). “The ...

MHE, Follett, OpenStax, Top Hat Expand Distribution

In the continually changing distribution arena in higher education, McGraw-Hill Education (New York), Follett (Westchester, IL), OpenStax (Houston) and Top Hat (Toronto) have expanded ...

Assessment Headlines M&A Activity in H1 2018

Kicking off the second half of 2018, student services provider Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in July expanded its study-aid resources for students with the $20.8 million all cash acquisition ...

Your Voice: Q&A: The Future of Educational Publishing

EM recently chatted with Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing, which owns and operates Digital Book World, about the future of educational publishing. What do you see as the ...

Publishers Expand Use of Artificial Intelligence

Pearson (London/New York), Scholastic (New York) and Edmodo (San Mateo, CA) are among the educational publishers and services providers that are expanding their investment in ...

HMH Aims to Meet Needs of Each Student in New ELA, Math Programs

Critics of traditional textbooks say they are stuck in a one-size-fits-all model that is aimed at the middle of any classroom of students, while student needs are spread out along a ...

New K-12 Resources Expand Digital Options

Flexibility and analytics characterize some of the newer and enhanced resources for K-12 educators. Among the most recent launched in June are:Teachers can create, build and share ...

Financial Briefs, July 6, 2018

Free and open access literacy materials provider CommonLit Inc. (Washington, DC) in June received $4 million in funding from backers including AT&T, Teach for America, the EPIC ...

People Briefs, July 6, 2018

Kelli Morrison on June 30 assumed duties as interim chief accounting officer at Cengage (Boston). Morrison, who had been the company’s assistant controller and vice president, ...

Partnerships & Acquisitions, July 6, 2018

Online course platform provider 2U, Inc. (Lanham, MD) in June agreed to acquire digital annotation tool creator CritiqueIt (Long Beach, CA). CritiqueIt’s technology is currently used ...

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