Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Evolving Textbook Market

Outside Innovation has a great post about scitable.com:
Just over a year ago, Nature Publishing Group's new Education Division quietly launched the Beta of a revolutionary idea: Replace expensive textbooks with a free collaborative learning space for science. Scitable.com went live in January, 2009 and has quickly become a magnet for serious students of genetics (the first field that Nature is addressing).
A follow-up post looks at how the founder, Vikram Savkar, identified the broken parts of the textbook market and how he seized the opportunity to redress them, when given the chance.

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