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.


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.

Survey Highlights Digitization's Impact on Campus Libraries

Academic library leaders are feeling increasingly less valued by and less strategically aligned with senior institutional leadership, according to recent research from the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.

Study Finds Story Comprehension for Digital and Print Books Similar in Young Children

Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, in collaboration with Lakehead University, are saying that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.

University of Hawaii Taps Pearson for Digital Access Program

The University of Hawaii System has streamlined students' access to affordable digital course materials through a Direct Digital Access partnership with Pearson.

VitalSource Content Studio Expands EPUB 3 Authoring Capabilities

VitalSource's interactive e-book authoring platform is gaining a few more features.

University System of Maryland Scales Up OER at 12 Institutions

Twelve public higher education institutions in Maryland have been awarded grants to ramp up the use of open educational resources.

Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program

Pearson is offering textbook rentals at up to 1,500 independent campus bookstores through a new deal with indiCo — the first partnership that allows on-campus bookstores to participate in the textbook company's recently announced rental program.

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