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.


Ed Map, RedShelf Team up on Learning Resources

RedShelf and Ed Map have partnered in a move that will make the former's e-reader and more than 380,000 titles available to Ed Map clients.

Illume Learning Launches Free Database of Teaching Materials

The company bills its course creation tool as the world’s largest database of teaching materials available to instructors in higher education.

SUNY Project to Expand Access to Open Educational Resources

The launch of SUNY OER Services should make high-quality educational resources more accessible and affordable to more students in the New York state higher education system.

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.

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