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.


Survey: Digital Textbooks Gaining Esteem in Student Eyes

Digital textbooks are becoming a bigger part of the vernacular in higher education. A recent survey showed that slightly more than three out of five students use interactive textbooks with features that include video, audio and quizzes; more than two out of five students work in courses that use apps, social media and online productivity tools; and one out of three students has attended flipped classrooms in which they watch video lectures before heading to class.

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources

Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.

5 Ideas for Spreading OER

What's the best way to get people moving in the right direction with open educational resources?

OER Formats, Accessibility and More

What you need to know about OER formats, accessibility concerns, tools, copyright issues, events and more.

6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources

Six expert tips for using OER in the classroom.

6 Arguments for OER (and 1 Against)

Six good reasons to use open educational resources in the classroom, plus one caveat.

5 Myths About Open Educational Resources

CT debunks the top five OER misconceptions.

OpenStax College Adding 10 New Textbooks by 2017

Rice University's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles to its catalog of free textbooks by 2017, thanks to $9.5 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

E-Textbook Dissatisfaction Grows as Students Progress Through School

Nearly half of undergrads who participated in a recent survey have been assigned an e-textbook for a course, but they're not all that happy about it on the whole.

EBSCO Adds New Subject Sets To Its e-Book Collection

EBSCO Information Services has added 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.

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