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.


New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook report consolidates Simba’s ongoing research of the K-12 textbook adoption market in 2015 in one report.

This report provides background on the textbook adoption process, examines in detail the sales results of specific state adoptions Simba tracked in 2015 and previews the landscape and trends in instructional materials adoptions in 2016 and beyond.

The 2015 edition can stand alone as the most comp...


New Math Report

New Math Report

Schools have debated the best ways to instruct students in mathematics for decades. With the move to more rigorous standards and the growing acceptance of digital programs, Simba Information initiated research on the use of mathematics instructional materials during the 2015-2016 school year.

K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 looks at current trends in the elementary and secondary school mathematics market including what products are used most widely and the selection criteria educators use ...


Market Opportunities for PreK Instructional Materials 2015-2016

Market Opportunities for PreK Instructional Materials 2015-2016

Market Opportunities for PreK Instructional Materials 2015-2016 examines the early childhood education market and the potential for sales of instructional materials into this segment. The report focuses on children who are enrolled in Head Start, state- and locally funded public PreK classrooms, and private childcare centers. Primary attention is paid to the core market of 4-year-olds. http://www.simbainformation.com/Opportunities-PreK-Instructional-9316503/


How Prevalent Is Digital Device Usage in Classroom Instruction?

Some of the most frequently asked questions around EMR in recent months have been about the deployment of tablet computers and other mobile devices in K-12 classrooms. If you are a computer company, such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, etc., or an investment banker who follows computer companies, you obviously need to know how your brand is doing compared to its competitors. You’d want to know who has the highest market share. Ideally, you’d also like to know which tablet brand(s) educator...


School Specialty Names Yorio

K-12 instructional materials, furniture and supplies distributor School Specialty (Greenville, WI) named Joseph Yorio president and CEO. Yorio succeeds Jim Henderson , who served as interim president and CEO since July 2013, when then-president and CEO Michael Lavelle left the company after it emerged from voluntary bankruptcy proceedings in June. Henderson will continue to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Yorio most recently served as president and CEO of NYX Global, a bus...