The Kojo Nnamdi Show’s Interview with Jim Fruchterman

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a live talk show produced by public radio station WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC, featured our CEO, Jim Fruchterman, in a conversation about the next generation of digital books.

The show explored what’s next in the field of “enhanced e-books,” namely, digital books that are stretching the definition of a book by incorporating interactive elements like video, animation, music and games.

Jim described how e-books make it possible to provide more content, in more ways, to more people. This, he said, is an opportunity to benefit a wider population beyond people with print disabilities, including anyone who would love to have access to books and information in alternative formats other than standard print.

Jim also spoke about the Big Data promise of enhanced e-books: the opportunity to begin comprehending how students interact with educational materials and how digital learning environments can be adapted to match individual learning profiles so as to maximize educational outcomes.

You can listen to the entire show, “Next Generation E-Books,” on The Kojo Nnamdi Show’s website.