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Textbooks Redefined

What makes a textbook Studies show that smarter? students need a Forget e-textbooks. On Inkling, textbooks think, play and save students money. Here's why the Inkling version gets top marks from students and teachers alike: smarter textbook Pay for what you use Most professors say that they assign less than two-thirds of a book, while many assign just a few chapters. Save money CHAPTER 1 Like buying songs online, it's easy to buy individual chapters of an Inkling textbook. Professors can create chapter playlists, while students save money. CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 2 JAPTER 3 Learn more Better engagement Students who learn with interactive multimedia retain With embedded multimedia, more information." textbooks become movie theaters, concert halls, walking tours and microscopes. Increased collaboration Study together Students that collaborate get better scores than those in lecture-style classes." FRIEND: Before, students might work together in the classroom but read their books in isolation. PROFESSOR: Now, students can search, link, ask, EXPERT: and talk with each other-all inside their textbook. Do better More effective studying Students who took a quiz after reading a passage remembered 50% more Students can easily reinforce what they read with built-in study tools, like diagrams that let you test yourself and than those who read the passage several times." quizzes with answer feedback. C. 4 Curious yet? inkling Try a free chapter from any Inkling title at 1 In an Inkling survey of 2000+ higher ed faculty members, conducted in January 2012, 61% said that they assigned less than two-thirds of a book's chapters, while 16% assigned less than a quarter of the chapters. 2 "Students engaged in learning that incorporates multimodal designs, on average, outperform students who learn using traditional approaches with single modes." Metiri Group, Figure 8, Multimodal Learning Through Media: What the Research Says. Comissioned by Cisco. Accessed January 17, 2012. 3 In his review of 67 studies, Robert Slavin found that 61% of the cooperative-learning classes achieved significantly higher test scores than the traditional classes: Robert E. Slavin, Student Teaching Learning: A Practical Guide to Cooperative Learning (West Haven, CT: National Education Association Professional Library, 1991), Accessed January 17, 2012. 4 "Students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall what they had read, retained about 50 percent more of the information a week later than students who used two other methods (including cramming'and concept mapping)." Pam Belluck, "To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test", New York Times, January 20, 2011. Accessed January 17, 2012. r-3&pagewanted-1&ref&sre-me

Textbooks Redefined

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What makes a textbook smarter? Forget e-textbooks. On linkling, textbooks think, play and save students money. Here's why the linkling version gets top marks from students and teachers alike:




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