What's Driving College Course Materials in 2018 & Beyond?

Several forces are at work in the U.S. market for higher education instructional materials, which Simba Information believes likely will have a long-term impact on the role of course materials in colleges and universities in the coming years.


Trends in the World Languages Instructional Materials Market

Trends in the World Languages Instructional Materials Market

Instructional materials for high school world language learning represent a $150 million dollar market opportunity, according to EMC school, a major instructional materials market competitor.


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


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Builds Executive Team

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt appointed new executives in October who will report directly to president and CEO Jack Lynch.


Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark Education (New Rochelle, NY) took the K-5 schools in Los Angeles by storm this year in the elementary adoption of English language arts programs.


The Affordable Textbook Act is Reintroduced

Conjuring up Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” or repetitive efforts to repeal The Affordable Care Act, The Affordable College Textbook Act was re-introduced September 26 in Congress


Why Instructional Materials Need to Personalize Learning

Why Instructional Materials Need to Personalize Learning

After more than a decade of big changes dictated by Washington, D.C., states are now re-asserting their individual goals.


B&N Ed Signs on to Anti-Counterfeit Initiative

B&N Ed Signs on to Anti-Counterfeit Initiative

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) signed on to a college publisher initiative to counteract counterfeits of print textbooks on July 31


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.


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.