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.
A new online digital textbook aims to cut costs and foster collaboration among students and instructors.
Students who attend a new program at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City in Arizona will receive access to e-books and LearningStudio through a partnership with Pearson.
Elsevier, a company that provides technical, medical, and scientific information products and services, will make its Pageburst digital books available through the Kno platform.
Ingram's electronic textbook platform, VitalSource Bookshelf , is making its way to Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Mobile Learn.
In three months, faculty from eight colleges created course designs for 10 common general education courses using only OER material.
"We know the current pricing of textbooks is discouraging students from purchasing the mandatory reading, but we are changing that," said Thomas Buus Madsen, chief operations officer of Bookboon.com, a company that makes its digital textbooks available free to college students.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Instructure have partnered to expand support for McGraw-Hill Campus, a service specializing in providing digital resources and course integration, within Instructure's Canvas, an open source LMS.
Western Governors University, an experiment in online higher education, is now trying an experiment with a textbook company.
California is moving closer to the realm of open education resources (OER) with passage of two bills in its state senate that would fund development of digital textbooks and courseware for free or low-cost use in higher education.
CourseSmart released its first e-commerce platform in the United Kingdom and Europe, which will allow students and teachers to access e-textbooks and other digital learning materials on any connected device.