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.
A company with an e-textbook platform for delivering digital textbooks to students has been certified as conforming to IMS Global Learning Consortium's Learning Tools Interoperability v1.1 standards.
Students at the University of Minnesota (U of M) will soon have access to their course textbooks through their e-readers and tablets at a reduced cost.
Indiana University has signed a deal with Pearson as part of the institution's sizable eTexts@IU initiative.
The head of Indiana University's e-texts program lays out how his institution plans to "disrupt" the traditional textbook publishing model with the help of publishers themselves.
According to Rice University's OpenStax College initiative, the key to open ed success lies in better access to quality, turn-key content.
Faculty can review and evaluate textbooks using a new online portal from Akademos.
Logically, e-textbooks should be much cheaper than the print options available to students--but they're not. CT looks at the rationale behind their pricing, and the market factors at play.
A survey conducted by the Pearson Foundation found that ownership of tablet devices by high school seniors and college students has significantly increased since one year ago.
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.
BlackBoard Learn users can now access digital textbooks from their LMS, thanks to a new integrated platform from BlackBoard and Ingram.