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EDUCATION DEVICE 'KNO' WILL SOON FEATURE SOCIAL MEDIA

EDUCATION DEVICE 'KNO' WILL SOON FEATURE SOCIAL MEDIA

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Today, Kno is taking a big step towards making digital textbooks more social by making 100,000 college textbooks available both on its Website and on Facebook,writes Erick Schonfeld at techcrunch.com.

The Textbooks for Facebook app and site will present the books via an HTML5 reader. So students who buy a book via Kno’s iPad app, can now read them online or on Facebook. They can post study questions and comments to their news feeds, with an eye towards creating full-fledged study groups down the line.

Kno is also adding new study features into its iPad app. QuizMe creates a test out of any labeled diagram in a digital textbook. It blacks out the labels and lets you test yourself with multiple choice answers, which works well with biology or anatomy diagrams. The Journal is a digital notebook in the form of an activity stream. (more)

“We are not trying to redefine the textbook,” says KNO CEO Osman Rashid, “we are trying to redefine how you learn."

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