For the last two years, Boundless has been igniting a student-driven revolution in the textbook industry with high-quality, affordable textbook alternatives. More than 2 million learners use Boundless every month, and now the company is expanding access to educators. Today, Boundless introduces the new Boundless Teaching Platform. Building on Boundless' textbooks, this platform comes with advanced customization tools and makes it simple to assign Boundless in the classroom.
"Boundless started with students first, giving them an affordable, dynamic alternative to expensive textbooks. Our next step is to give educators the freedom to teach in a way that captures students' imagination and interest," said Ariel Diaz, the founder and CEO of Boundless.
"The new Boundless Teaching Platform makes our books incredibly easy to adopt in the classroom. We're putting educators in the driver's seat, allowing them to customize the order of textbooks, use tools to monitor students' progress and, most importantly, release students from the financial burdens of buying costly textbooks."
To use Boundless in the classroom, educators can select a Boundless book or one that's been pre-organized to align to a specific textbook. The Boundless Teaching Platform is free for educators to use, and students will pay just $19.99 per assigned book. Educators can also customize content by dragging and dropping chapters or sections in the order they want to teach -- creating a new book unique to their class and curriculum. The new Boundless Teaching Platform comes with additional features, including:
A dashboard that allows educators to assign readings or quizzes and then monitor students' activity, even on the go.
Pre-built lecture slides in PowerPoint or PDF, ready for immediate use, custom tailoring, or sharing with colleagues.
"For many subjects at the introductory level, the content that students learn hasn't fundamentally changed in decades. Yet textbook companies continue to charge premium prices," said Dr. Gavin Buffington, professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. "I'm using a Boundless textbook this semester in my Engineering Physics I class, and I've been impressed by the quality of content, as well as the company's responsiveness to user comments and requests. We're planning to use the book again in the spring and fall of 2014 -- these new tools for educators will only enhance my ability to customize content, give assignments and interact with students on their progress in class."
A team of subject matter experts creates, edits, and peer reviews all of Boundless' content, resulting in high-quality textbook alternatives that can be used on any device. Boundless currently offers free and premium textbooks in more than 20 subjects. For $19.99 per book, students can access a textbook built for the digital age and loaded with quizzes, flashcards and other learning tools. Check out Boundless online at www.boundless.com.
Boundless is a technology company ushering in the post-textbook world by making education more affordable and accessible for students everywhere. The company creates high-quality textbooks in 20+ subjects that align to more than 1,000 popular college textbooks. Boundless integrates learning technology into all its premium books to help students study more efficiently at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. The company also empowers educators to engage their students more effectively through customizable books and intuitive teaching tools as part of the Boundless Teaching Platform.
More than 2 million learners access Boundless free and premium content each month across the company's wide distribution platforms, including its website, iOS apps, Kindle books, and iBooks. To get started learning or teaching with Boundless, visit www.boundless.com.