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.

BookRenter Morphs into Rafter; Offers Free Textbook Adoption Data

BookRenter, which provides textbook rental services to about 5,000 campuses, has formally launched a new company to deliver a number of services to facilitate faculty textbook selection and manage bookstore operations.

Ingram, BlackBoard Team Up To Deliver E-Textbooks Through LMS

BlackBoard Learn users can now access digital textbooks from their LMS, thanks to a new integrated platform from BlackBoard and Ingram.

U Cincinnati Chooses Electronic Text To Reduce Student Costs

Beginning this fall as many as 5,000 students taking an introductory psychology course at the University of Cincinnati (UC) will be able to access their textbook online for free.

5 E-Learning Trends for Higher Ed

To get some insights into what's on the horizon for e-learning, Campus Technology spoke with a group of academics and instructional technologists.

Saylor Foundation Names Open Textbook Challenge Winners

Saylor Foundation has selected three college textbooks to be added to its lineup of free online courses through the Open Textbook Challenge. Each author will receive $20,000, and the textbooks are available through a creative commons license.

Questia Library App Now Available for iPad

Questia, an online research tool for students, has launched a new version of its free Questia Library app to make it compatible with the iPad.

5 Institutions Pilot E-textbooks

Five universities will be test driving digital textbooks this spring using eText Pilot Trial Pack from Internet2, McGraw-Hill, and Courseload.

Apple Launches iBooks 2, iBooks Author

At a press event held Thursday morning at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Apple introduced iBooks 2, a new version of the company's e-book software that adds a new textbook category. The company also announced iBooks Author, which provides free, interactive tools to create e-books.

Kno Adds Analytics, Flashcards to Digital Textbooks

Two new capabilities, Kno Flashcards and an analytics tool called Kno Me, will soon be available with smart textbooks distributed by Kno, a Santa Clara, CA-based provider of educational software.

Students Use Twitter to Buy Textbooks Online

Students can now use Twitter to find and purchase textbooks online.

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