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.
The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the education organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.
Ed Map is expanding its portfolio of educational content with an array of openly licensed print and digital textbooks.
Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Open and Affordable Textbook Project, which offers grants to faculty or department groups that switch to free, low-cost or open alternatives to traditional textbooks.
To combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which plans to save students $5 million each year.
The education and technology company has acquired WebAssign, a provider of digital learning solutions for higher education, in an effort to strengthen Cengage’s market position by offering three additional platforms in science, technology and math.
Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
A company that provides services to campus bookstores has updated its platform with a new offering.
The University of California, Davis has recently gone public with its Inclusive Access initiative, a program that uses digital course materials in an effort to save students money.
Pearson and campus retailer Follett Higher Education have partnered to offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access model to Follett's college partners and more than 1,200 campus bookstores across the United States.