Anthony Navetta Answers Textbooks Question on Quora

Recently I signed up for a website called Quora where people can ask and answer questions on a number of topics. There are several very interesting discussions taking place in the “Education” category, so I decided to answer a question.

The question asked what the future of textbooks is, and I drew on trends that I witnessed in textbook design over the past few years. Take a look:

Textbooks are already starting to shift in form. I think that there will always be a small number of people who want to read content or complete assessments right on the page, but thanks to increased costs and emerging technologies that number will continue to decline.

In the future, textbooks will likely operate as a subscription service, where a student pays $xx for an access code that allows them to access a portal that contains content that can be downloaded onto tablets or smart phones, self-assessment tests, video content to improve learning, and even discussion boards where students can speak with tutors. It is already like that now to a degree, but I think in the next few years you will see more companies moving their content online and devoting their time/money to adding new content to this portal instead of on creating new editions of the same textbook.

To view my answer on Quora, or to add an answer of your own, follow this link: Anthony Navetta Textbooks Answer

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Anthony Navetta


About anthonynavetta

A devoted U.S. traveler, Anthony Navetta most recently took his family to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims of the 1995 bombing. The symbolic outdoor memorial sits on the site of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and provides 30,000 square feet of interactive learning materials that tell the stories of the of the terrorist attack. Anthony Navetta also enjoyed seeing the natural beauty of Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, which he found awe-inspiring. When he traveled to Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park, Anthony Navetta was thrilled to see that these sites maintained their beauty and contained wildlife that thrived. He particularly enjoyed Yosemite’s El Capitan rock formation, the Falls, and the camping ground Tuolumne Meadows. An avid runner, swimmer, biker, and member of the U.S. Triathlon and the Northwest Broward Roadrunners Club, Anthony Navetta attended the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1996. He vividly remembers watching Michael Johnson set the world record for the 200-meter dash. Anthony Navetta attended the event with family and friends and was happy to share his experience among loved ones. Anthony Navetta received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham University, located in New York. He served as a Math Teacher at Loggers’ Run Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, where he also coached the track team. Subsequently, he joined Don Estridge Middle School, acting as the Chairman of the Math Department and twice winning the Teacher of the Year Award. Anthony Navetta supports his professional pursuits by maintaining membership in various organizations, including the National Education Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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