Textbooks take a digital leap with VitalSourceBy Brylle B. Tabora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Digital technology is now changing the landscape of education. Textbooks, which were previously the sole domain of print, are now available in digital format, allowing users a richer experience of interactive interfaces coupled with the convenience of accessing content anytime, anywhere.
This coming 34th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), C&E Publishing, Inc., in collaboration with VitalSource Technologies, Inc., brings to the Philippines VitalSource Bookshelf—the most advanced and flexible e-textbook delivery platform.
VitalSource provides both online and offline access to e-textbooks through personal computers and iOS- and Android-based mobile devices. It has 3.25 million users from 6,000 colleges and universities around the world, and owns the exclusive rights to over 350 of the world’s top academic publishers.
Users who wish to subscribe to the product may avail themselves of the e-textbooks on the VitalSource Bookshelf store. VitalSource is a part of the Ingram Content Group.
To provide a background on how educators can make the digital shift to e-textbooks, literary critic Isagani R. Cruz will give a lecture, “From Print to Digital: The Advantage of E-Books in Today’s Academe,” on Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Meeting Room 6, 2/F, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
There will be a week-long VitalSource display during the MIBF which runs Sept. 11-15 at the SMX Convention Center. Visit the booth for a chance to win exciting prizes.
For more information, call Marianne Ocampo at 0923-7353743 or C&E Publishing, Inc. at tel. 9295088 loc. 190.