Electronic Textbooks

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.


Bringing Open Education to the Mainstream

According to Rice University's OpenStax College initiative, the key to open ed success lies in better access to quality, turn-key content.

New Online Portal for Evaluating Textbooks

Faculty can review and evaluate textbooks using a new online portal from Akademos.

The Price Is Right?

Logically, e-textbooks should be much cheaper than the print options available to students--but they're not. CT looks at the rationale behind their pricing, and the market factors at play.

Pearson Foundation Survey Shows Boost in Tablet Ownership Among Students

A survey conducted by the Pearson Foundation found that ownership of tablet devices by high school seniors and college students has significantly increased since one year ago.

BookRenter Morphs into Rafter; Offers Free Textbook Adoption Data

BookRenter, which provides textbook rental services to about 5,000 campuses, has formally launched a new company to deliver a number of services to facilitate faculty textbook selection and manage bookstore operations.

Ingram, BlackBoard Team Up To Deliver E-Textbooks Through LMS

BlackBoard Learn users can now access digital textbooks from their LMS, thanks to a new integrated platform from BlackBoard and Ingram.

U Cincinnati Chooses Electronic Text To Reduce Student Costs

Beginning this fall as many as 5,000 students taking an introductory psychology course at the University of Cincinnati (UC) will be able to access their textbook online for free.

5 E-Learning Trends for Higher Ed

To get some insights into what's on the horizon for e-learning, Campus Technology spoke with a group of academics and instructional technologists.

Saylor Foundation Names Open Textbook Challenge Winners

Saylor Foundation has selected three college textbooks to be added to its lineup of free online courses through the Open Textbook Challenge. Each author will receive $20,000, and the textbooks are available through a creative commons license.

Questia Library App Now Available for iPad

Questia, an online research tool for students, has launched a new version of its free Questia Library app to make it compatible with the iPad.