Continuing to add content from a growing list of textbook publishers, Kno, an educational software developer that creates digital textbooks for the iPad, reached an agreement to produce interactive versions of higher education textbooks from John Wiley & Sons’ Global Education division. The new deal includes Wiley textbooks from business, engineering, mechanics, organic chemistry, physics, and trigonometry.
Kno produces interactive textbooks based on the original print versions, adding a wide variety of digital features—animated 3D models, full text search, interactive glossary and flash cards, share features, web links and more—but maintaining the original look, layout and paging of the paper edition. Long focused on higher ed, the company recently expanded into the K-12 educational market through a partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kno textbooks are available on the iPad and the web and on Android and Windows 7 devices.
Wiley senior v-p of global education Joe Heider said the partnership with Kno will “enhance the learning experience by allowing students to engage with our academic content in new ways. By offering our learning materials in a wide variety of formats and media and through different purchase and access options, we are able to better meet their diverse educational and budgetary needs and empower them to succeed.”