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.
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.
Rice University's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles to its catalog of free textbooks by 2017, thanks to $9.5 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
EBSCO Information Services has added 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.
Boundless, which already publishes free textbooks that use repurposed free and open source material, is now allowing educators to publish their open educational resource textbooks via its authoring platform.
Duke University Libraries has launched a new service, called Duke OverDrive, which lets students, faculty and staff download e-books and audiobooks to their personal mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets and Kindles.
MOOC provider edX has selected the VitalSource Bookshelf e-textbook platform from Vital Source Technologies to distribute publisher content for its massive open online learning courses.
Two companies specializing in custom course materials — XanEdu and SharedBook — have agreed to merge.
Southern Illinois University's Mobile Dawg Tablet Initiative combines a tablet rollout with apps, digital content and services designed to directly impact student success.
Vital Source Technologies, the e-learning content arm of Ingram Content Group, has acquired CourseSmart, a provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.
Post-lawsuit, this alternative to established players is ready once again to push ahead in its goal of dismantling the textbook industry as we know it.