This Week in the Industry: The Redbox of Textbooks?

By Robert Lisiecki

Want to stay up with the latest news in the industry? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered some of the latest buzz to share with you. Check out this past week’s noteworthy stories below.

Has the Redbox of Textbooks Finally Arrived? Students face numerous financial barriers for success in high education. Two resourceful new entrepreneurs are offering a solution to one of the top financial barriers—expensive textbooks. With their service, students can rent textbooks for $5 a day or less.  Will it succeed? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Collegis Education Partners with Game Development Company to Create a New Interactive Competency-Based Online CoursesWill this partnership bring more fun to education? These new online courses are set up with a series of interactive games that allow students to practice their skills, have fun, and get instant feedback.

Custom Courseware Providers XanEdu and AcademicPub to MergeWhat does this merger mean? It exemplifies the trend of the market inching away from traditional textbooks. The new XanEdu will offer the “complete solution” of custom courseware services.

This week’s industry news offers foresight into the possible future. It’ll be interesting to see how the new ideas and merger work out. Make sure to come back every other week for more industry news, and feel free to let us know what type of industry news you’d like to learn more about!



photoAbout the Author

Robert is a left-handed person living in a right-handed world. He is showing English majors that it is possible to get a job in the “real world” with an English degree. He likes giant carrots.



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