Through the IURTC, our Innovate Indiana Fund has invested in Courseload, an e-text delivery platform that allows for reading and annotating textbooks. Courseload is also a tenant in the IU-Emerging Technologies Center and has recently grown into additional space in the IU-ETC. Here’s a brief description from their website:
Today’s generation of students has grown up in a digital world. Students use technology in their personal lives to create, collaborate, and share information. Delivering educational content to students through their computers is a welcomed change. No more heavy backpacks. No more searching for used textbooks. No more standing in line to purchase new ones. No more overpriced textbooks. Must be why three quarters of student users thought Courseload was better than traditional textbooks.
Any Textbook. Any Content. Any Device. Courseload’s seamlessly integrated platform delivers course materials through any web-enabled device (computers, laptops, iPads and Android devices, smart-phones, etc.) allowing all course material to be located in a single place. With digital tools that enable search, highlighting, annotating, and creating links to online content, the technology is easy-to-access and simple to use. And, it costs one-third the price of traditional textbooks – the same textbooks sourced from the same publishers that you use today.
Now in its third generation, Courseload is a tested and reliable source for course material delivery. Offering a common set of tools for use with proprietary, open source, and self-published content, Courseload operates on any web-enabled device.
Find out about Courseload’s groundbreaking agreement with Indiana University.