Will instructional software kill print textbooks?
Reported by EdSurge, in Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter, they claimed that “textbooks are becoming obsolete” due to instructional software that is quickly replacing them.
Yet, in higher ed, 74% of textbooks are still accounted for by print-only and print-digital bundles.
The takeaway? Until instructional software becomes a more universal offering from higher ed textbook authors and publishers, and higher ed faculty see it as an effective complement to their instruction, print textbooks will likely be alive a bit longer.
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