The titles included for the Kaplan/Kno partnership are MedEssentials, USMLE Step 1 Microbiology/Immunology, USMLE Step 1 Pharmacology, USMLE Step 2 Internal Medicine, and USMLE Step 2 Surgery.
A recent survey of Kaplan students showed that 97% report owning a tablet device, electronic reader or smartphone. In the survey, students noted the value of portability from print to digital and across devices, accessibility and offline access in their e-books. Noted one student, "It's nice to have all these books on one small device," while another observed, "Constant access is useful." The Kno eTextbooks enable students to carry all their reading on a single device, access their textbooks across many platforms and devices, and conduct their reading offline and on-the-go.
Yet despite students' overwhelming adoption of smartphones and tablet devices, many still prefer to have the option of reading their books in the traditional print format -- with the majority of students surveyed indicating the desire for both options.
"In an age of Wikipedia and
McMahon notes that Kaplan is using digital content throughout all the major exams the company prepares test takers for, including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, SAT and ACT, to improve student outcomes. "For example, search makes it easier for students to quickly find the content they need to study; and portability and offline access means students can squeeze in more study time without searching for WiFi access," McMahon said. "Many of Kno's annotation features allow students to port over their existing study habits from print to digital formats."
In the months to come, Kaplan will be rolling out more e-study advancements to help students better prepare for exams in the ways that best meet their study habits and lifestyle needs. About
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