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6 Key Takeaways From Aptara’s 3rd Annual Survey of Ebook Publishers | Digital Book World

6 Key Takeaways From Aptara’s 3rd Annual Survey of Ebook Publishers | Digital Book World | The Future of Higher Ed Publishing | Scoop.it

Enhanced ebooks remain a nascent market, which publishers are watching closely. Perhaps most significantly, the market for enhanced ebooks has rapidly evolved in the education segment. 35% of all K-12 publishers are already producing enhanced ebooks, compared to only 21% in the trade.

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Ambitious Provider of Online Courses Loses Fans Among Colleges - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ambitious Provider of Online Courses Loses Fans Among Colleges - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Future of Higher Ed Publishing | Scoop.it

The college partners' dropping out is about money and reputation, not academic rigor, says Mr. Smith: "Institutions have an inherent conflict of interest." They often won't award credit for courses that compete with their own. And fraternizing with for-profits, no matter their quality, carries a stigma. "Colleges are worried about their brand," he says, "as opposed to standards."

 

At the same time, he claims, more colleges, without proclaiming themselves partners, are quietly granting credit for StraighterLine courses. He publishes their names on his site. The list has grown more than threefold in the past six months, to almost 175, including several community colleges, California State University campuses, and highly selective institutions.

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