This week we’re excited to be included in stories about the changing textbook industry.
Disrupting the Lucrative Textbook Industry
Fast Company explored the history of the textbooks this week, and questioned the emergence of digital offerings in this industry. When more than two-thirds of students report not purchasing a textbook due to cost, it’s clear affordable, modern alternatives are needed.
To be truly disruptive in the industry, you have to be innovative in what you offer — both for students and educators. CEO Ariel Diaz told Fast Company:
“We started with a focus on students to make sure that we’re building great products for them. In addition, along the way, we saw an increasing number of educators coming to Boundless to use the content in their classroom.”
Breaking the Bindings of Traditional Textbooks
Educational publishing is at a critical crossroads. Cost pressures, consumer distribution models, and the demand for change are rocking the industry — and startups are rushing in to innovate. Our CEO recently published a post on the industry, and where he sees things moving in the next five years.
Educational publishing will face a paradigm shift in how content is shared with students and what that content looks like. This forced evolution will lead to a post-textbook world where students are unbound by traditional formats, and truly dynamic, rich digital content becomes the standard.
Boundless’ Brainy + Bright in Boston
While we’re focused on improving education for both students and educators, sometimes we like to have a little fun too. Apartment Therapy recently featured a tour of our office, and even featured tiny Pepe in their slideshow!