Digital Course Materials

Here you'll find articles detailing new developments in the area of e-textbooks, open educational resources and other digital course materials, along with stories about institutions adopting them.


Unizin Partners with Top Hat for OER Content and Services

A new partnership between Top Hat and Unizin will bring an array of open educational resources and OER services to the consortium's 25 member institutions.

OER Textbooks Join Day-One Access Programs in Campus Bookstores

Rice University's OpenStax textbooks are now being made available through digital access programs from VitalSource and RedShelf at bookstores run by Follett and Barnes & Noble Education.

Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

Fifty-three percent of students in a recent survey said they prefer classes that use digital learning tools, according to a new report from McGraw-Hill Education.

Oakton CC Pilots Digital Course Materials

Oakton Community College in Illinois is working with Pearson to provide more affordable course materials to students.

Ohio U Turns to Open Resources to Reduce Student Costs

Ohio University has teamed with a private partner to make open educational resources (OER) more accessible to students.

Unizin Partners with edX, Cengage

Nonprofit consortium Unizin is expanding its suite of education technologies and services through two new partnerships with edX and Cengage.

Cengage Launches OER Product

Cengage today introduced OpenNow, a digital content platform for general education courses based on curriculum-aligned open educational resources.

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points

Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.

Rhode Island OER Celebrates First Birthday with Savings of $870K

Just a year after introducing a project to embed the use of open educational resources into higher education, the state of Rhode Island announced that it has saved students $870,000 in textbook costs.

Bicameral Act Promotes Federal Grants for OER

Five members of Congress have introduced a new law to encourage colleges and universities to try out or expand their use of open educational resources.

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