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.


The Rise of eText

A discussion of eText and how higher education institutions can prepare for a shift from print to digital course materials and textbooks.

Coursera, Chegg Partner To Provide Free Textbooks

Massive open online course provider Coursera has partnered with Chegg to launch a pilot program that will provide Coursera students free electronic versions of textbooks from Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Wiley.

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Expanding Use of Pre-Paid Course Material Plan

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne said it was expanding a digital textbook test program being delivered by the company that operates its campus bookstore.

Ball State Works with Courseload To Expand Faculty Adoption of Digital Content

Ball State University will be promoting greater use of digital course materials among faculty members and students following completion of an e-textbook pilot.

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.