E-books are being widely adopted as alternatives to traditional textbooks. Here you'll find articles detailing new developments in the area of e-book and e-textbook technologies, along with stories about institutions adopting them.
Pearson has launched a new digital text and learning tool, called REVEL, as a replacement to its current print textbooks and online learning tools for general studies courses in subjects like Psychology and Sociology.
Digital textbooks are becoming a bigger part of the vernacular in higher education. A recent survey showed that slightly more than three out of five students use interactive textbooks with features that include video, audio and quizzes; more than two out of five students work in courses that use apps, social media and online productivity tools; and one out of three students has attended flipped classrooms in which they watch video lectures before heading to class.
This semester, biology students at Walters State Community College will be able to access all course materials in digital form.
Six expert tips for using OER in the classroom.
Six good reasons to use open educational resources in the classroom, plus one caveat.
What you need to know about OER formats, accessibility concerns, tools, copyright issues, events and more.
CT debunks the top five OER misconceptions.
Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.
What's the best way to get people moving in the right direction with open educational resources?
Nearly half of undergrads who participated in a recent survey have been assigned an e-textbook for a course, but they're not all that happy about it on the whole.