Digital Media Captures 56.6% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2017

Digital Media Captures 56.6% Share of PreK-12 Instructional Materials in 2017

Because of the inroads made by digital materials, the old way of doing business—having the large textbook publishers make their moves in major adoptions, followed by supplemental publishers coming in to fill in specific gaps—has given way.


Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

School technology leaders increasingly report that they have infrastructure in place and student devices deployed, but they are still working on ways to use that technology to improve classroom instruction.


The Digital Transformation of College Course Materials

New print textbooks are no longer the dominant format of higher education course materials, as covered in Simba's new report, State of College Course Materials 2016-2017


More Schools Ready for Digital Learning as Connectivity Increases

More Schools Ready for Digital Learning as Connectivity Increases

Evan Marwell, founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, told Simba's newsletter, Electronic Education Report, that a rising percentage of school districts ready for digital learning, from 30% in 2013 to 94% now, is unlocking opportunities for teachers to expand educational resources.


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.


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.


PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

One of the findings in the newly published Simba Information report for education-PreK-12 Digital Market Survey Report 2015-is that for the time being, at least, the major source for digital instructional materials continues to be commercial providers. http://www.simbainformation.com/PreK-Digital-Survey-9304020/


Students Seek Real-Life Technology Experiences in School

From Electronic Education Report , April 25, 2014

Students would like their classroom experiences with technology to more closely mirror their experiences outside of school, according to a Speak Up survey conducted by Project Tomorrow.

Project Tomorrow in April released The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations based on a 2013 online survey completed by more than 400,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, administrators and community...