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.


Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum

Even as the transition to digital course content "seems inevitable" on campus, not everybody is so sure. Nearly a fourth of faculty (24 percent) in a recent survey said that curricula they use in their classes will never be primarily digital.

New Textbook Liberation Fund Will Help Faculty Ditch High-Priced Textbooks

A new fund offers grants for "faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks."

Interactive App Brings 4th-Century Thinker to Life

At Villanova University, a student-developed app version of Augustine's Confessions brings contemporary vitality and relevance to a classic 4th-century work.

Building a Blueprint for Better E-Books

An NSF-funded project at Brookdale Community College is helping faculty create interactive digital textbooks.

New OER-Based Learning Platform Provides Alternative to Traditional Textbooks

PanOpen is tackling the textbook affordability challenge with a new learning platform based exclusively on open educational resources.

Flat World Content Gains Adaptive Tech

Flat World Education today announced a partnership with Knewton that will bring the company's adaptive learning technology to Flat World's digital course content.

Flipboard

Turning Course Materials Into a Digital Magazine

Instructors are experimenting with the Flipboard news reader to present up-to-date course materials in a magazine-format mobile app.

U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings

The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources since 2013.

WebAssign Adds 7 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has released seven new mathematics titles to the library of textbooks it supports.

ProQuest SIPX Adds Features for Easier Creation and Sharing of Digital Course Materials

ProQuest has launched new capabilities in its SIPX digital course materials products designed to make it easier for faculty to create and share digital content.

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