Higher Education

Eleven Digital Publishing Trends for 2015

Trends and opportunities for digital publishers to watch heading into next year, Digital Book World 2015 Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin's exhaustive precap of the approaching conference, the appeal of 'digical' retail and more.

RedShelf Adds Publishers to E-Textbook Distribution Platform

E-textbook start-up RedShelf now boasts five of the biggest academic publishers as partners in its distribution platform, after adding Wiley to its roster this fall. RedShelf recently hired Tom Scotty, former Co-President of Macmillan Higher Education, as its Chief Operating Officer. Macmillan and Cengage were among the first of the major academic publishers to make...

Facing Higher Education Challenges: Publishers Rethink Student Experience Lifecycle

This content is sponsored by HCL Technologies. The higher education world is going through an uncertain period. Rising costs, digital disruption and fluctuations in government policy have made it tough for institutions and publishers to chart a way forward. Amidst falling enrollments and course completion rates among students, many education publishers are charting a new...

E-Textbook Start-Up RedShelf Snags Former Macmillan Exec

Related: Inside the New World of Higher Education Publishing at Digital Book World 2015 [Press Release] RedShelf Cements Position in Digital Textbook Space and Hires Tom Scotty, former Macmillan Higher Ed Exec, as COO New data from RedShelf reveals eTextbook habits of ~30K students nationwide CHICAGO, October 7, 2014 – RedShelf, one of the...

Required College Course Content Continuing Move From Textbooks to Digital Materials

More students are reporting that required course content for college courses is steadily moving away from formal textbooks and toward digital materials, according to the latest Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education study from the Book Industry Study Group. “Required content as reported by students continues to evolve away from one or more...

Follett Names Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board

[Press Release] FOLLETT CORPORATION NAMES TODD LITZSINGER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Follett Corporation today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Litzsinger succeeds Steve Waichler, who held the role on an interim basis following the passing of Follett’s former Chairman, Alison O’Hara, in July...

New Educational Technology Platform Wants to Help Publishers, Businesses Launch Online Education

Related: The future of higher education on display at Making Information Pay for Higher Education at Digital Book World 2014. Full schedule.  [Press Release] ClickBank Offers First B2B Platform For Online Education Market ClickBank expansion serves rapidly growing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and self-publishing market; tech-enthusiast Chris Pirillo first to use new B2B...

BISG Details Making Information Pay Program at Digital Book World 2014

[Press Release] BISG Details Making Information Pay Program at Digital Book World 2014 NEW YORK – November 6, 2013 – In collaboration with the Digital Book World Conference & EXPO 2014, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will host their popular annual conference Making Information Pay for Higher Education on January 13 in New York...

BISG to Co-Locate the Making Information Pay for Higher Education Conference with Digital Book World 2014

[Press Release] BISG to Co-Locate the Making Information Pay for Higher Education Conference with Digital Book World 2014 NEW YORK – September 27, 2013 – Digital Book World and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) have announced a partnership to co-locate BISG’s Making Information Pay for Higher Education event with Digital Book World Conference...

Driving Globalization in Education Through Learning Management Systems

Digitization has opened up the borders of education. Almost anyone can enroll in any course of choice offered from any university in the world. The world’s most prestigious institutions are opening up to the idea of virtual course delivery, to the idea of generating new revenue streams through digital education. This expansion doesn’t have...

Free of Trade Publishing Assets, Wiley Closes Fiscal Year Flat

Newly denuded of trade publishing assets, Wiley closed its fiscal year essentially flat. While digital products like learning management systems helped digital in the education division grow to 30% of overall revenue, e-textbooks grew very slowly as students and professors don’t seem to be ready to adopt them yet. Leadership said in a statement...

Students, Professors Still Not Yet Ready for Digital Textbooks

The e-textbook "revolution" is still waiting to start. Students and professors are still not adopting the use of digital textbooks in any great numbers, according to the latest data from Bowker Market Research, presented today in a Digital Book World webcast. Further, the percentage of students who are using them has remained flat over...

U Press Challenge: Profit or Perish

Sometime in the 1930’s a wag coined the phrase “Publish or perish” to characterize the imperative for professors to publish their papers and books as often as possible. Implicit in the motto is the obscurity that faces academics whose literary output does not meet the quota or quality considered necessary to maintain their reputations...