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.


Building a Blueprint for Better E-Books

An NSF-funded project at Brookdale Community College is helping faculty create interactive digital textbooks.

New OER-Based Learning Platform Provides Alternative to Traditional Textbooks

PanOpen is tackling the textbook affordability challenge with a new learning platform based exclusively on open educational resources.

Flat World Content Gains Adaptive Tech

Flat World Education today announced a partnership with Knewton that will bring the company's adaptive learning technology to Flat World's digital course content.

Flipboard

Turning Course Materials Into a Digital Magazine

Instructors are experimenting with the Flipboard news reader to present up-to-date course materials in a magazine-format mobile app.

U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings

The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources since 2013.

WebAssign Adds 7 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has released seven new mathematics titles to the library of textbooks it supports.

ProQuest SIPX Adds Features for Easier Creation and Sharing of Digital Course Materials

ProQuest has launched new capabilities in its SIPX digital course materials products designed to make it easier for faculty to create and share digital content.

U Wisconsin Stout Gets Grant for Open Textbook Pilot

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is undertaking a new project to embed open textbooks and other resources into courses.

Affordable Learning at Scale With OER

Open educational resources free students and faculty from the tyranny of the textbook. Here's how to encourage large-scale adoption.

Open Textbook Network Saves Students $1.5 Million, Inspires OER Senate Bill

A bill introduced in the United States Senate this month would encourage colleges and universities to try out open educational resources (OER) by funding pilot programs. One of the sponsors of Senate Bill 2176 was Al Franken, senator from the state of Minnesota, where the University of Minnesota's Center for Open Education recently announced that its Open Textbook Network has saved students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs.

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