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.


Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

Founded in 2014 by Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida, Unizin is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to improving the learning experience with technology and creating a common, interoperable infrastructure for education.

OER Textbooks Join Day-One Access Programs in Campus Bookstores

Rice University's OpenStax textbooks are now being made available through digital access programs from VitalSource and RedShelf at bookstores run by Follett and Barnes & Noble Education.

Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

Fifty-three percent of students in a recent survey said they prefer classes that use digital learning tools, according to a new report from McGraw-Hill Education.

Oakton CC Pilots Digital Course Materials

Oakton Community College in Illinois is working with Pearson to provide more affordable course materials to students.

Unizin Partners with edX, Cengage

Nonprofit consortium Unizin is expanding its suite of education technologies and services through two new partnerships with edX and Cengage.

Cengage Launches OER Product

Cengage today introduced OpenNow, a digital content platform for general education courses based on curriculum-aligned open educational resources.

How Machine Learning Is Easing OER Pain Points

Algorithms can help faculty discover and select open educational resources for a course, map the concepts covered in a particular text, generate assessment questions and more.

Bicameral Act Promotes Federal Grants for OER

Five members of Congress have introduced a new law to encourage colleges and universities to try out or expand their use of open educational resources.

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, New Features

The Courseware in Context Framework today released a number of new features aimed at improving usability.

OpenStax Takes Open-Textbook Model International

High-quality, openly licensed textbooks from OpenStax will now be available to students in the United Kingdom, thanks to a partnership between the Rice University-based nonprofit and The Open University's UK Open Textbooks project.

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