The Chegg eTextbook Reader software has been announced for students close on the heels of the Lenovo Classmate+ laptops that was unveiled for the same sector just a few days ago. With this revelation, it appears that the educational field is indeed heading for a tech makeover of sorts. The cloud based platform enables students to acquire eTextbooks directly on any gadget.
Running on HTML5, it aims to bring an interactive experience to students. It has been integrated with features such as Instant Definition which provides users with the meaning of the term from a dictionary or Wikipedia when they select the word. The Key Highlights attribute brings to light important content from each eTextbook which gets crowd-sourced as per other users’ activities. Plus, with Always-on Q&A, students can turn to the Chegg’s Homework Help service to get answers for questions based on the study content.
“At Chegg, we strive to make learning technology easier, more accessible and more productive for today’s college students,” states Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg. “With Chegg’s all new cloud-based eTextbook Reader, we’re raising the bar on innovation and productivity for our network of students, creating a personal experience connecting them to the most important content and eLearning services they need to get better grades.”
The software apparently offers student-friendly, easy navigation and comes with enhanced highlighting and note taking features. Furthermore, it facilitates note taking in the margins as well, conducting quick search and 1-click note review to help students with their day to day school work. Needless to say, this HTML5 based platform has been optimized for Mac, PC and even the iPad, so students can get their work done when on the move.
The Chegg eTextbook Reader can now be employed by school goers on their iPad, Mac or PC.