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.


OpenStax Takes Open-Textbook Model International

High-quality, openly licensed textbooks from OpenStax will now be available to students in the United Kingdom, thanks to a partnership between the Rice University-based nonprofit and The Open University's UK Open Textbooks project.

Eastern Gateway CC Revamps Campus Bookstore, Courseware and More

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College is turning to Barnes & Noble Education for an array of digital content and other services, including bookstore operations, learning management system, predictive analytics and digital courseware.

California History-Social Science Project at UC Davis Partners with Teachers on Open Online Curriculum

Historians and teachers in California are working together to develop free, open, online instructional materials for teaching history and social sciences in K-12.

Pay-as-You-Go Textbook Service Adds McGraw-Hill Education Titles

Students looking to save money on textbooks can now rent select McGraw-Hill Education titles through a pay-as-you-go service from iFlipd.

Macmillan Learning and Chegg Partner for Textbook Rentals

Macmillan Learning textbooks will now be available through a rental-only model, thanks to a partnership with Chegg.

Report: Students Spending Less on Course Materials

This academic year, the average cost of college students' required course materials dropped to $579, down from $602 last year and $701 in 2007-2008, according to a new report from the National Association of College Stores.

3 Nebraska Campuses Join Unizin

The University of Nebraska system has expanded its membership in the Unizin Consortium, with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center joining Unizin founding member University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the nonprofit consortium.

Fixing the Textbook Model

Indiana University's Brad Wheeler explains how his institution is ditching the college textbook and replacing it with digital alternatives that are accessible to students from day one.

Top Hat Launches Courseware Online Marketplace for Higher Ed

The marketplace aims to take on textbook publishers by offering students a more affordable and engaging option for courseware than traditional textbooks. Higher ed instructors can utilize the marketplace to flip their classrooms, launch hybrid courses, gamify lessons and amplify student comprehension and engagement with digital, dynamic educational content created by other educators.

Steve Hargadon Wants Tech — and Individuals — to Revolutionize Education

Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.

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