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, VitalSource Forge New Partnership to Expand Digital Content Offerings

The partnership will add VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings to Ed Map’s OPENVUE platform and its services, to expand course material offerings beyond eTextbooks.

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Grants Available for Alternative Textbooks

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

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in October

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

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.

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