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The textbook publishing industry is set for drastic change over the next three to five years, when publishers will have moved beyond textbook publishing and toward becoming learning companies that promote better learning outcomes.


  • The use of textbooks in higher education is in question.
  • From video to OER, pedagogy is being facilitated by alternative content.
  • Publishers will move beyond textbooks, offering more value to institutions.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how students expect pedagogy to be facilitated.
  • Assesses the direction textbook publishers are likely to take in the next three to five years.

Key questions answered

  • Are textbooks still "trendy"?
  • What is likely to happen to the textbook publishing industry in the near- to long-term future?

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  • Summary
  • Are textbooks still "trendy"?
  • From video to OER, pedagogy is being facilitated by alternative content
  • Publishers will move beyond textbooks, offering more value to institutions


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