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.

Heald Checks Out EBSCO EBooks

Private career school Heald College has enhanced its digital book collection by signing up for an eBooks on EBSCOhost subscription from EBSCO Publishing.

Rental and E-Book Sales Erode New Textbook Sales

A company that provides a virtual bookstore for colleges and universities reported that while digital textbook sales are growing, they still represent only a fraction of overall textbook sales.

Strong Acids and Shakespeare Sonnets: Making Mobile Apps for Liberal Arts

Unimpressed by the digital textbooks their students are using more and more, these two profs have set out to augment learning with small but potent mobile apps.

McGraw-Hill Selling Education Business to Investment Group

McGraw-Hill is selling its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management (Apollo) for $2.5 billion.

AcademicPub Adds Multimedia Links, QR Codes

Professors can now add multimedia content to e-books from AcademicPub, provider of custom print and digital course materials for colleges and universities.

Utica College Adopts 'Low-Risk' E-Book Platform

Utica College in New York is expanding its collection of electronic books using a system that allows the college to purchase only the e-books that library patrons actually use.

Internet2 and Educause To Kick Off Electronic Content Pilot Project

Internet2 and Educause have introduced a new electronic content pilot project for higher education targeted for a spring 2013 launch.

CourseSmart Analytics Measures Student Engagement with Digital Materials

CourseSmart has kicked off a beta pilot of its new product that measures students' engagement with digital course material, CourseSmart Analytics.

McGraw-Hill Education Launches E-Book Program for Higher Ed

McGraw-Hill Education has announced its new Digital Learning Partnership Program, an e-book program for colleges and and universities, which will launch this week at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver.

CourseSmart To Launch E-Textbook Research Project

CourseSmart, an educational services platform and provider of digital course materials, will launch a research project in partnership with Internet2 and Educause. Up to 20 educational institutions will be invited to take part in the project, which tests a new business model for digital course materials.

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