The first ever- primary Digital textbook for kids
Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
McGraw Hill has launched an entirely digital, cloud based textbooks for children under the age of 12 at their ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference.
This is the first attempt where the digital textbook has to be used as primary text. All other versions of their digital textbooks were to be used as accompaniments for other books. The schools haven’t been all enthusiastic about adopting these digital textbooks due to lack of hardware. But the publishers still find this market lucrative. According to the data of Association of American Publishers, the textbooks sales for the children of this age group has dropped and digital textbooks might reverse this trend.
The McGraw Hill’s new CINCH is a curriculum for primary maths and science. All course materials, presentations, notes etc are made available and the students and teachers even interact in a social networking kind of a platform.
McGraw Hill will also be launching other primary texts and the students would be charged yearly for using these textbooks.