Textbooks That Spy


Technology might have made studying and homework faster and easier, but thanks to CourseSmart, a new digital textbook system that tracks students’ reading progress, teachers will now have a way to see who is skimming and who is skipping chapters in their textbooks.

There is a lot of controversy over the new system, and academics are debating whether or not the software actually caters to students with different learning styles and study habits. Skeptics are also concerned with the creepy aspect of the system, and what degree of intrusiveness CourseSmart imposes upon a student’s studying.

For more info on the debate, check out this article at Melville House.

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →