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From the website;

In recent weeks, industry news and announcements have sparked further discussion about the digital evolution of course materials.   Follett understands that schools across the country need practical information to navigate the challenges of implementing a digital course material strategy.

To help you make sense of the transition, we’ve assembled our experts to explain where digital course materials will likely gain traction first; our philosophy about the two ways digital will evolve; and Follett’s predictions for the near and long-term future of digital learning. 

Our opinions are based on more than 100 years of experience providing academic products and services. Through it all, we’ve continued to innovate to remain at the forefront of our industry.  Today is no exception and we look forward to partnering with you through this next chapter.

Thanks to Michael von Glahn for the link.


  1. Actually, schools no longer need Follett and their ilk. Schools, especially in higher education, now control all the means of eTextbook production. It’s just a matter of time before they internalize this new fact of life and dis-intermediate textbook publishers.

  2. I really think that the future of textbook is starting to change as e format are beginning to implement in many schools. We should not see textbooks the same way we see them before, in print format since there are many subjects where PDF or eTextbook format will serve better than having to print them in paperback or hardbound. The future of digital publishing is promising.

  3. Textbooks today are such a rip-off; I try to include most of the materials for my courses on-line in a Moodle-type hybrid environment. The prices have become extortionate … and I think for inferior and badly thought-out products. It is really unfair for the students and others who are paying for education to subsidize such a corrupt industry.


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