K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc., manager of virtual schools and provider of online learning resources, in August made a $9 million investment in STEM Premier to help grow the online community that links current and future workforce talent with organizational recruiting needs in a variety of career fields.


Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Elsevier, Springer Nature, John Wiley & Sons and Informa have fended off the advent of preprint article repositories, open access journals, funder mandates, boycotts and big deal library subscription cancellations.

Here are five reasons why these leading companies continue to endure...


Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials

Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials

Higher education publishers and distributors are ramping up their efforts to change the way college students acquire and access course materials, increasingly with the support of institutions and faculty.


Artificial Intelligence Set for Big Role in Scientific & Technical Publishing

Artificial Intelligence Set for Big Role in Scientific & Technical Publishing

Intelligent technology one day becoming ubiquitous, leaving us all jobless and at the mercy of machines, is a notion deeply rooted in science fiction for most people. But truth is sometimes stranger than science fiction.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Builds Executive Team

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


Why STM Publishers Care About Dynamic Publishing

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.


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.

Topics of relevance for emerging, developing and structurally c...


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...


Featured Ed Tech Startup

Featured Ed Tech Startup

Every quarter, Simba looks at several startups in depth, providing updates on new product launches and financing rounds completed. You can find these companies in the Simba report Ed Tech Startup Quaterly Dashboard. Every week Simba will focus on one of these tech companies carving out a niche in the education technology market.

Zaption

Tapping into the need for compelling video content is Zaption, a publishing platform founded in 2012 by father and son team Charlie and Jim Stigler. The publ...


It’s a law publishing blog about publishing law blogs

It’s a law publishing blog about publishing law blogs

The recent release of Simba Information’s report Global Legal Publishing 2016-2020 presents a very unique opportunity, one that I cannot let pass-the chance to publish a blog about law publishing and blogs.

I know, take a breath, gather yourselves because we are about to boldly go where only Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer-he of the coffee table book about coffee tables-would go.

The legal publishing industry is facing some of the same changes the science, technical and medical (STM) publishing face...