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  1. June 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Symtext, a company which has been selling its own Liquid Textbooks since 2008, is currently working with 25 professors in Canada and the U.S., and that number will rise to 100 in the fall.

    It will be interesting to see where this goes. Some textbook publishers currently offer electronic versions of textbooks, however I have been told by teachers that students like the ability to use their books hands on, whether for reading, making notes in them, or keeping them for future reference material.

    The advantage with the Liquid Textbook, is that texts can be customized including portions of other books. Symtext would work with the publishers with regards to royalties. Teachers and students could also communicate with eachother in the interactive environment.

    Students (of any age): What are your thoughts ? Would you appreciate the portability and flexible use of the books ?

    Symtext information:

    http://www.thestar.com/business/smallbusiness/article/813864–symtext-aims-to-build-the-textbook-of-tomorrow

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