1 New Way Online Publishers are Attracting Users

Publishers in the STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) field already use today’s huge advances in computing power, analytics, and big data to synthesize answers to users’ questions using sources in real time. This process is called dynamic publishing, and it’s the next big thing in STM online services according to Simba Information’s new report, STM Online Services 2016-2020.


Amid Disruption, Publishers Shift Strategies in Higher Ed Market

Amid Disruption, Publishers Shift Strategies in Higher Ed Market

Disruption has been a key descriptive term for the higher education market in the United States for several years. The term continued to be apt in 2016 and remains viable as the market heads into 2017, according to Simba Information’s new College Course Materials Market Trends & Forecast 2016.


Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


Small Publishers Find a Niche with Open Access Books

Small Publishers Find a Niche with Open Access Books

University presses, learned societies and small commercial publishers that have been the most vulnerable to disruption brought by the Internet, open access (OA) movement and tight library budgets are starting to experiment with models for publishing OA books. The good news for them? Three of the five most dominate academic publishers are not.


Easy Access and Equity Are Two Goals of States’ Professional Learning Hubs

Easy Access and Equity Are Two Goals of States’ Professional Learning Hubs

Vermont is one example of a state with a Professional Learning Network. Launched in 2013, it is a statewide system for professional learning related to two objectives: instructional leadership and Common Core implementation.


It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

It’s a Jungle Out There: The Tricky Business of Indentifying Predatory Publishers in an Open Access Habitat

Steady increases in journal subscription costs have given rise to a movement to create free, unfettered access to scholarly research. This movement has the broad support of researchers, governments, private research foundations, college and university faculty and librarians.But disruption of a scholarly publishing ecosystem that traces its roots to the 17th century has given rise to a new breed of publishers with questionable business practices.The latest report from Simba Information, Open Access Journal Publishing 2016-2020, delves into the emergence of such predatory publishers and how the industry is combating it.


Happy Code Club

Happy Code Club

Happy Code club is a start up that is founded by Fernando E. Alvarenga, who wanted fill the gap for children who had a desire to learn and receive CS instruction outside of the general school system.


More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

As more technology is made available for classroom use, school administrators have realized they need to provide teachers with training on how to use that technology and integrate it into their practice. More than 80% ...


New! Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017

New! Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017

Publishing for the PreK-12 Market 2016-2017 provides the most up-to-date business information not only on the impact of recent changes in education policy but on the emergence of new technologies and the new applications for traditional technology (print) in the school market. The updated annual report provides the most recent comprehensive overview of the U.S. school market and the instructional materials providers that serve it.

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BoomWriter

BoomWriter

Digital education company BoomWriter Media, launched its first writing platform, StoryWriter in 2011, led by its co-founders Ken Haynes, Chris Twyman, and Ian Garland. The software allows students to write chapters of a book using an avatar, then vote anonymously on which chapter they like best, and at the end of the process, they have a finished book. Additionally, each task that a student completes earns them Boomer Bucks, which students can use to customize their avatar. Boomwriter’s software...