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.


Kaplan Online Students To Hit Online Bookshelf for Texts

Kaplan University's online program will be using digital content supplied by Ingram Content Group.

Blackboard Developing New Online Bookstore Right in the LMS

This summer, Blackboard plans to introduce a virtual bookstore accessible directly within the learning management system.

OpenStax College and Lumen Learning Partner to Expand Adoption of Open Educational Resources

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced a partnership with open education services provider Lumen Learning, combining OpenStax College's free textbooks with Lumen Learning's support services to help higher education institutions and faculty members successfully transition to using open educational resources (OER).

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014

We asked 5 higher ed IT experts to rate the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and more.

Can MOOCs Replace Traditional Textbooks?

MOOC content can be a valuable addition to course materials, but more experimentation is needed.

Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

OverDrive Launches Streaming Video Service for Schools

Schools and libraries will soon have a new way to access and stream video, at no charge, directly to computers and mobile devices.

Courseload Joins Non-Profit Readium To Advance EPUB, Open Web Platform

Courseload, a provider of e-textbooks and digital resources for higher education, has joined the Readium Foundation, a non-profit consortium that seeks to advance EPUB and Open Web Platform publishing.

Google's Book-Scanning: Education Community Responds to Fair Use Ruling

Higher ed library leaders commend last week's court decision to dismiss the long-running lawsuit between Google and The Author's Guild over Google Books.

Kno Bought Out by Intel

Intel has acquired Kno, the education software and e-textbook platform developer.