With the announcement by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this month that all textbooks in California will be going to digital format, eBooks have been getting a lot of media attention lately. “It’s nonsensical and expensive to look to traditional hard-bound books when information today is so readily available in electronic form,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “Especially now, when our school districts are strapped for cash and our state budget deficit is forcing further cuts to classrooms, we must do everything we can to untie educators’ hands and free up dollars so that schools can do more with fewer resources.”
YUDU Media’s CEO Richard Stephenson says: “it is not just education providers who save money, but also the students. With a 2005 US Government Accountability Office report putting the average cost of textbooks at $900 per year, it is estimated each student will save $100’s each year by putting text books online.”
While Governor Schwarzenegger is trying to fill a budget hole, eBooks have long been on the mind of educators. In fact, YUDU Media already supplies its award winning eBook platform to Brigham Young University USA, Bronx Community College USA, Texas Tech University USA, London College of Communication, London South Bank University, McGraw-Hill Ryerson School Division, Skoldo, Middlesex University, Lancaster University, London Business School, QS (MBA tour guides), and University of Cumbria & Kumon Education UK. It will also be supplying eBooks to Canadian schools from 2010 onward.
YUDU Media recently published an education eBook entitiled ‘Enhancing Education Through Technology‘ that explains the value of digital publishing beyond just cost savings. Benefits include less impact on the environment, a richer learning experience, and greater interactivity with other online content. To find out more about how YUDU Media can help improve your learning environment, read the eBook on Education or contact us directly. With the multimedia and content rich environment of digital editions, it is time education caught up with technology and YUDU Media is leading the way.