What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

We are seeing a transformation across Education as materials move from print to digital, learning moves from memorization to experience, and content selection moves from textbook adoption to curriculum curation.


Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

U.S. school districts are educating students speaking a variety of languages, and PreK-12 educators in those districts have concerns about the breadth and quality of instructional materials available for their students.


Does the K-12 Tablet Market Mirror the Broader Worldwide Market for Tablet Computers?

The appetite worldwide for tablet computers, as tracked by International Data Corp., shows a declining market with unit shipments for full year 2016 down 15.6% from 2015—the second straight year of decreasing shipments. Slate tablets - tablets without a dedicated keyboard - continue to decline in sales.


Are New Standards Changing Reading Instruction and Curriculum Selection?

With schools moving to implement more rigorous standards, some changes are occurring in reading instruction and the resources used for that instruction, although much remains the same.


Three Course Materials Changes College Publishers Should Know About

Three Course Materials Changes College Publishers Should Know About

The idea of a ‘traditional’ higher education is changing with declining enrollment rates, students’ preference for technology, and open education resources that threaten the market’s older publishers.


Introducing the New Simba Information Knowledge Center

Introducing the New Simba Information Knowledge Center

Simba Information has introduced an updated version of our popular Knowledge Center, a one-stop platform that unifies Simba's authoritative content and revolutionizes the way clients access and use market research.


Why STM Publishers Care About Dynamic Publishing

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.