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