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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New Software Turns PDFs into E-Textbooks
Advance is a new platform that allows
publishers to create interactive electronic textbooks at no cost from PDFs and
other flat document files. Education software company Kno introduced thenew interactive learning platform, which is designed to convert documents into
interactive textbooks and then enhance those textbooks with additional
functionality, according to an article in Campus Technology.
The first part of Advance, Kno Ingest,
makes it possible to convertflat
files at a high volume. Kno Book Enhancer provides the tools to enhance
functionality and update materials, including 3-D objects and video, while the
third part is Kno Assessment, which lets publishers create quizzes and review
Kno Advance is available for both
K-12 and higher education textbook publishers and is accessible through the web
or applications that support Android, iOS, and Windows.