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.


Pearson Releases Courseware Skill for Amazon Alexa

Pearson has created an Amazon Alexa skill for its Revel digital courseware product, allowing students to access text audio, homework reminders, class schedules and more via Alexa-enabled devices.  

Ontario Schools Tally OER Savings with New Tool

A new tool from the eCampusOntario Open Library measures student savings from open educational resources usage. Impact, as it's called, recently calculated that students have saved some $4.5 million (Canadian) in "mandatory textbook fees."

Lumen Learning to Provide Delivery and Support for Carnegie Mellon's OLI Courseware

Carnegie Mellon is working with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide delivery and support for courseware from the university's Open Learning Initiative.

McGraw-Hill Launches New E-Book Solution

McGraw-Hill is adding an e-book solution to its portfolio of print and digital course material options.

Survey: Majority of Faculty Acknowledge that Textbook Affordability Is an Issue on Their Campus

In a recent survey, 90 percent of faculty reported that textbook affordability is a concern for their institution.

SUNY Invests in OER Systemwide at No Cost to Students

The State University of New York has just signed a three-year partnership with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning to support wide-scale adoption of OER across the system.

Morgan State University Partners with panOpen to Support Faculty Use of OER

At Morgan State University in Maryland, a partnership with panOpen is making it easier for faculty to implement open educational resources in their courses.

Survey: 1 in 4 Students Say There's Not Enough Technology in the Classroom

In a recent survey conducted by Barnes & Noble College, 23 percent of college students said classroom technology use at their school is insufficient.

Interactive Textbook Combines Print and Multimedia at U Houston

The University of Houston College of Technology has adopted a printed textbook that includes interactive features. The college’s Digital Media program will be using Introduction to Graphic Communication, 2nd Edition, which relies on the "Clickable Paper" app from Ricoh.

Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

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