SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students often say they learn more from each other than from their textbook. But what if students could tap into the knowledge of their peers from right inside their book?
Today, Inkling, the leading platform for interactive learning content on iPad, announced the release of version 2.0 for iPad. Now, each Inkling textbook channels the collective wisdom of every student who has used it, anywhere in the world. Students can collaborate, search and study more effectively than ever before. Inkling 2.0 now includes:
Study groups, evolved
- Have discussions anywhere in the book with anyone using the same book, including classmates, professors and even Facebook friends.
An expert in every book
- Follow the book’s expert or pick one and get access to their notes. Suggested discussions and popular comments help students grasp concepts more quickly and focus their attention on the stuff that matters most.
The ultimate study guide
- Inkling organizes all the notes, highlights, bookmarks and links that students create and follow in one handy spot: their notebook. Instantly saved to the cloud, your notebook improves on the fly as you study.
Search beyond the book
- Now, search results from Wikipedia or Google appear right inside in the book. Save them to the notebook for instant study access.
“Textbooks are more engaging when there is a community of learners right inside,” said Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO of Inkling. “Now, Inkling titles aren’t just the world’s most interactive and media-rich titles, they are also the most connected textbooks ever.”
With over 50 universities recommending or requiring Inkling this fall, many professors are beginning to see Inkling as another way to improve student engagement in the classroom.
“Inkling is not about making digital replications of textbooks, instead they transform the content to create an interactive and immersive experience,” said Warren Wiechmann, MD MBA, Faculty Director, Instructional Technologies Group at University of California Irvine. “Static text has embedded multimedia and self-assessments that allow the students to work with the material, not just read it. As medical education moves towards a more active and engaged learning experience, Inkling stands out as a product that excels in this arena.”
“Inkling has set the standard for the future of textbooks,” said Jason Seitz, a political science instructor using Inkling in his classroom at Georgia Perimeter College. “Each student who sees Inkling to is immediately drawn to interact with the textbook. Getting students to engage in such a passionate way is invaluable in my classroom.”
Inkling works with major publishers to rebuild market-leading textbooks into a first class learning experience on iPad. In contrast to flat digital reproductions of printed books, Inkling reinvents the textbook as software, incorporating rich interactivity, 3-D models, interactive assessment, and real-time collaboration among students and professors. Students can purchase textbooks by the chapter for as low as $2.99 through Inkling’s new online store available at www.inkling.com.
Inkling is reinventing publishing in the era of iPad, and we've started by redefining the textbook. Starting with the world’s best textbooks from leading publishers, Inkling rebuilds each from the ground up into enhanced, engaging and interactive experiences. But it's about more than just textbooks. Look between the lines, and you’ll see a revolution in publishing: a new platform for creating, distributing and consuming interactive learning content. Based in San Francisco, Inkling is backed by Sequoia Capital, and partners with the world's leading educational publishers. For more information, visit www.inkling.com.