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.


Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think

Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform

Barnes & Noble Education has released a new platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use open educational resources.

WebAssign, Perfection Learning Partner on Precalculus Resources

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.

Hodges U Turns to Private Partner to Reduce Course Material Costs

Hodges University has selected a private partner to develop and implement a new course materials strategy in an effort to reduce costs for students.

E-Mail Gets Archivist Attention

The preservation of digital messages is the challenge being taken up by a new consortium of universities, companies and other organizations.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in October

From affordable textbooks to the flipped classroom, here's what was trending on our website last month.

New Grants Available for Alternative Textbooks

Digital course materials company Skyepack today announced a third round of funding available through its Textbook Liberation Fund.

Curricula Provider Great Minds Suing FedEx Over OER

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, OpenStax Partnership Increases Access to Affordable Course Materials

Ed Map is expanding its portfolio of educational content with an array of openly licensed print and digital textbooks.

Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable 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.

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