The selection of programs and platforms inspired one Capitol Hill staffer at the event to ask no one in particular, “If software’s doing everything, then what’s left for the teachers to do?”

Busbridge, meanwhile, said McGraw-Hill’s tech-driven options are actually more teacher- and student-oriented than ever before.

For example, Government in Action recently implemented achievement badges at the suggestion of faculty who were using the game.

“In the old days, when we were really just a dusty, old textbook company, we would revise our textbooks every few years,” Busbridge said. “Now we’re learning from students and faculty how to make it better and we’re constantly improving things.”

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