Across the world, teachers use local textbooks in their classrooms. Ostensibly old-fashioned, from an outsider’s perspective, textbooks haven’t evolved significantly in 50 years. It’s difficult to see how they can compete for student engagement when other forms of media are available in today’s world.
The local nature of these textbooks means that opportunities of scale are lost. Due to the small volumes and semi-controlled price point, the ability to invest in these products is restricted. Surely knowledge is knowledge no matter where you are?