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.
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, an online research tool for students, has launched a new version of its free Questia Library app to make it compatible with the iPad.
Five universities will be test driving digital textbooks this spring using eText Pilot Trial Pack from Internet2, McGraw-Hill, and Courseload.
At a press event held Thursday morning at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Apple introduced iBooks 2, a new version of the company's e-book software that adds a new textbook category. The company also announced iBooks Author, which provides free, interactive tools to create e-books.
Two new capabilities, Kno Flashcards and an analytics tool called Kno Me, will soon be available with smart textbooks distributed by Kno, a Santa Clara, CA-based provider of educational software.
Students can now use Twitter to find and purchase textbooks online.
College and university students will test drive Thuze, a new e-textbook platform, at CES this week
As the new year begins, education technology experts look at what's ahead for learners and educators.
Kno, a provider of e-textbooks and educational software, has surpassed 45 publishers of digital material in its catalog with the addition of 15 new companies.
California's Senate is pondering legislation to mandate the development of digital textbooks in order to save college students money. A new bill proposes that the state invest $25 million to create 50 new textbooks, which would be made available free to students in digital form or would cost $20 each in printed form.