The Future of Learning Content: Digital Textbooks, Open Content, Apple and Beyond!
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Education as we know it is going to experience an extraordinary transformation throughout the current decade. This transformation will require an innovative response from both the learning content industry as well the educational system that feeds it. The Future of Learning Content explores the past, present and future of the textbook industry and other learning content channels. The book provides forecasts for the transition to digital learning content and discusses how that transition is disrupting the learning content and education sectors. Additional topics covered include: 1) The history of textbooks in the U.S.; 2) The learning content industry and its different market segments in the U.S.; 3) General technology and cultural trends related to media production and consumption; 4) The rise of digital textbooks and forecasts for digital learning content adoption in the U.S.; 5) Open textbook and open educational resource (OER) projects.