The textbook landscape is changing so rapidly that it's hard to
pinpoint current state in order to benchmark it against possible
evolutionary paths. But in general we who deal in fairly-priced,
atomized pieces of content have long benefited from an industry that
welded content to the ultimate unwieldy platform - the overpriced,
bloated textbook -- and then embarked on a forced-upgrade revision
cycle that ultimately drew Congressional wrath. But that industry is
fast-reforming and the reforms are worth noting for both consumers and
competitors alike. Here's a brief recap of some of the activity.
We've been researching the Millennials for some work we're doing related to designing engaging, interactive products for eLearning. As familiar as this subject is to many of us involved in the design and delivery of educational content, it's still powerful to review the truly unique nature of this generation of learners. Here's a few summary points and then pointers to more resources that we found especially helpful.