Notes in the Margin

On the intersection of web apps, digital content and social media

Publishing in the 21st Century: Inkling Cuts Textbooks into Inexpensive Bite-Sized Morsels

Publishing in the 21st Century: Inkling Cuts Textbooks into Inexpensive Bite-Sized Morsels.

The Inkling offering looks interesting, though few details are available on their site. They do have impressive backers, and seem to be pretty focused on Apple and the iPad, so they are oriented in the right direction.

Their focus on publishing companies is interesting:

First, they’ll port their existing tomes onto Apple’s iPad as interactive, socialized objects. Then, they’ll create all-new learning modules — interactive, social, and mobile — that leave ink-on-paper textbooks in the dust.

They do offer things like interactivity, shared notes and syncing across devices, all of which seem like part of the checklist of capabilities for a 21st century learning solution. Definitely a solution to watch. Inkling.com

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Written by tstaley

February 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Posted in eLearning

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