Beyond the Textbook: Learning in a Digital World

August 19, 2005

Today, textbooks are seldom the only source of information in a classroom: e-books, digital materials, and online reference collections are gaining in popularity and acceptance. Yet, to really take advantage of the digital world requires changing the way information is delivered, when it is available, and the ways we engage with it. The fall 2005 edition of “Threshold,” the quarterly publication of the cable’ industry’s education foundation, provides original research and examines the opportunities and challenges presented by the increasing availability, breadth, and depth of digital instructional content. Contributors include: Dr. Michael Kamil (Stanford University), Dr. David Staley (Ohio State University), Anita Givens (Texas Education Agency), Stephen Driesler (Association of American Publishers, School Division), Timothy Magner (Council of Chief State School Officers), Bruce Wilcox (Project Inkwell), Keith Krueger (Consortium for School Networking) and other experts, including students themselves. Available free online at: