Apple is expected to launch textbook making tools on Thursday, and it looks like Kno didn’t want to get swallowed up by the noise. This morning Kno released a few details on new features that they plan to add to their iPad textbook app.
Kno Flashcards are going to automatically convert key term from within textbooks into interactive flashcards. Kno plans to offer over 40 million flashcards based on the glossaries and indexes of more than 150 thousand digital textbooks in their eBookstore.
“The future of education will be driven by analytics and self paced learning. We are taking the first step by making the student more self-aware of their study behavior to help them visualize how they engage with materials or benchmark themselves against previous students who took the class,” said Osman Rashid CEO and Co-Founder of Kno.
How would you like to know what you’ve been doing inside a textbook? The next major update of the Kno app is going to include stats feature. Kno Me will give students a detailed look into their study habits. It will offer an interactive graphical dashboard that presents key learning metrics, including time spent in a book, knowledge of key terms and even quiz results. This will help students set and meet goals so they can improve their study habits.