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.


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.

5 Institutions Pilot E-textbooks

Five universities will be test driving digital textbooks this spring using eText Pilot Trial Pack from Internet2, McGraw-Hill, and Courseload.

Apple Launches iBooks 2, iBooks Author

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.

Kno Adds Analytics, Flashcards to Digital Textbooks

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 Use Twitter to Buy Textbooks Online

Students can now use Twitter to find and purchase textbooks online.

Students To Test Drive Cloud-Based E-Book Platform

College and university students will test drive Thuze, a new e-textbook platform, at CES this week

5 Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2012

As the new year begins, education technology experts look at what's ahead for learners and educators.

Kno Adds 15 Publishers to its Catalog

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.