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.


OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access

OpenStax's free, peer-reviewed textbooks will now be available through the panOpen platform.

SoftChalk Updates Curriculum Authoring Platform with E-Book Creation Tool

SoftChalk has updated its digital curriculum authoring platform, SoftChalk Cloud, with a new e-book creation tool and publishing options, among other improvements.

Gale Adds American Fiction Archive to Primary Sources Collection

Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in April

From free digital textbooks to student piracy, here's what was trending on our website last month.

OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed'

Open textbook projects are gaining momentum, says Creative Commons' Cable Green, but there is still work to be done.

The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

We've collected an updated roster of resources that offer quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.

New Model Lets Students Rent Textbooks on Pay-as-You-Go Basis

College students can rent digital textbooks from iFlipd for as little as a week at a time.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in March

From digital textbooks to napping pods, here's what was trending on our Web site last month.

How to Go Textbook Free

The University of Maryland University College is the largest institution in the country to go "commando" on textbooks. As of this academic year undergraduates don't have to lug them around or spend a dime on them — and the benefits don't end there. Here's how UMUC achieved an amazing goal.

Top 7 Campus Technology Articles in February

From MOOCs to digital textbooks, here's what was trending on our Web site last month.

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