Students to Get Even Textbooks on Facebook

Kno, an education software company, says it is delivering a selection of eTextbooks, over 100,000 titles, to Facebook, giving students instant access to their books and class materials.

It has also added interactive features to their Textbooks for iPad application – Journal and QuizMe, which help students extract the information from their textbooks that is important to them.

Moreover, the company says it is giving 19 million students instant access to eTextbooks through Kno for Web, which works on any major web browser, computer or tablet.

“Kno is focused on redefining the learning experience well beyond the textbook. Students interact differently in the digital medium and our goal is to help students easily extract the pertinent information for their classes,” said Osman Rashid, CEO, Kno, Inc.

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Kno is now available on Facebook, giving students instant access to textbooks where they are already spending a large portion of their time. With this new option students can study alone or with their Facebook friends and can even post questions from their textbook to their news feed. The link:

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In a recent survey from Kelton Research, Kno says it found that 67% of college students said they would be likely to use an app through Facebook that might improve their grades.

The survey also revealed that if they could access their textbooks from anywhere without having to lug them around, a majority would study more often (62%) and more effectively (54%).

The latest version of Kno for iPad gives students the advanced set of interactive features with Journal and QuizMe. The Journal feature helps students focus on what is most important to them by automatically transferring images, highlights, stickies, text and media from their textbook into a single digital notebook for easy review.

And the QuizMe feature turns any diagram into an instant multiple-choice quiz with a built in self-assessment tool, real-time feedback and grading.

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