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.


Strategic Mobilization: A Model for the Future

Recognizing mobile technology's ubiquity and reach into students' lives, its rapid technical evolution, and its unique transformative potential for education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has included mobilization as an important part of its strategic plan. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for TBR. Here, Melton shares how she works to build and extend TBR's model for strategic mobilization.

Rutgers University Press Takes Introductory Physics Text Online

Rutgers University Press has inked a deal with an online instruction tools provider to support online homework and assessments for its new introductory physics textbook.

Rafter Adds Wholesaler Rebate Integration, Expands Supply Chain

Rafter has added new features to its education content management platform, which provides schools access to traditional textbooks, as well as digital and mobile material.

California State Adds New Content Provider to 'Rent Digital' Campaign

The California State University (CSU) system has announced the addition of new digital primary source materials to its Affordable Learning Solutions "Rent Digital" campaign.

Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance

At the American Public University System, creating an online library course guide for every course the university offers (now numbering over 1,800) is just a first step. It's the application of metrics and data analysis for a higher level of quality assurance that will sustain the program into the future.

Kno Advance Lets Publishers Convert Flat PDF Files into Interactive Textbooks

Education software company Kno has debuted Advance, a new platform that can convert PDFs and other flat document files into interactive electronic textbooks at no cost.

Hot or Not 2013

What's Hot, What's Not 2013

As we embark on a new year, CT asks five IT experts to pick the winners and losers among the trends swirling in higher education.

Digital Textbook Publisher Kno Launches Student Study Dashboard Function

A company that publishes digital versions of textbooks from 65 publishers has developed a dashboard for use by students who use their materials to give them the rundown on just how much studying they're actually doing.

edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience

During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.

Heald Checks Out EBSCO EBooks

Private career school Heald College has enhanced its digital book collection by signing up for an eBooks on EBSCOhost subscription from EBSCO Publishing.