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.


National Federation of the Blind Takes On E-Text Pilots

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has accused Educause, a higher education IT association, and technology community Internet2 of ignoring the "accessibility barriers" that are preventing blind and print-disabled students from fully participating in a major e-text pilot initiative being coordinated by both.

edX Students To Use Free Elsevier Online Textbook

Elsevier, a publisher of scientific and health information, is providing free content to edX, a nonprofit online learning program formed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

E-Textbook Pilot Grows to 25 Schools Even as U Minn Opts Out

An e-textbook pilot run at five institutions after being tested out at Indiana University will be growing this fall. Twenty-one additional colleges and universities of multiple sizes and formats will be introducing the use of digital content in classes in a series of pilot efforts being conducted by Educause and Internet2, while one of the original five pilot campuses opted to drop out owing to concerns over accessibility.

Rewriting the Journal

With faculty balking at the high price of traditional academic journals, can other digital publishing options get traction?

Ebrary Adds Science And Technology ebook Subscriptions

More than 1,000 science and technology titles from Elsevier Science & Technology Books will be made available in e-book format for subscribers from ebrary through its Academic Complete subscription database.

Georgia College Produces Student-Written E-Textbook

Nine graduate students in an Advanced Technology for Teachers course at Georgia College have published their own e-textbook, Using Technology in Education, through Apple's iBookstore.

KSU Professor Creates Flexbook

A new online digital textbook aims to cut costs and foster collaboration among students and instructors.

ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu To Partner with Pearson To Provide EBooks ELearning Platform

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.

Kno Adds Pageburst Books for Nursing and Health Professions

Elsevier, a company that provides technical, medical, and scientific information products and services, will make its Pageburst digital books available through the Kno platform.

VitalSource E-Textbook Platform Coming to Blackboard Learn

Ingram's electronic textbook platform, VitalSource Bookshelf , is making its way to Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Mobile Learn.