course·​ware | \ ˈkȯrs-ˌwer How to pronounce courseware (audio) \

Definition of courseware

: educational software

Examples of courseware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still about just over 20 percent of our $5 billion in annual revenues come from our US higher education courseware or college publishing business. Eric Johnson, Vox, "“The $300 textbook is dead,” says the CEO of textbook maker Pearson," 2 Aug. 2019 Publishers say their high-tech courseware — electronic books glowing with videos and interactive study guides — can improve the quality of learning at a small fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, "Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change," 14 Apr. 2018 With the virtual reality courseware, Linde drivers get to build the muscle memory of practicing the unloading procedure without the risk of accident or requiring trucks to be taken out of delivery service. Jay Samit, Fortune, "How Virtual Reality Is Improving Trucker Safety for UPS and Other Suppliers," 11 Apr. 2018 The after school program, called Dharavi Diary, teaches subjects including English, math, and basic computer coding and relies on open source courseware and tool like MIT's App Inventor. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Wednesday, July 26, 2017," 26 July 2017 Adaptive learning courseware, for instance, generally did not improve college students’ grades or their likelihood of completing a course, according to a 2016 report on some of these programs by the S.R.I. Education research group. Natasha Singer, New York Times, "The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools," 6 June 2017 While Japan accounts for less than 1 percent of Pearson’s revenue, English courseware and services accounted for 528 million pounds ($685 million) of sales last year, or just under 12 percent of total sales. Joe Mayes,, "Nikkei Said to Plan FT-Branded English-Learning Push in Japan," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of courseware

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for courseware

course entry 1 + ware entry 1

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“Courseware.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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