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.


Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually

To combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which plans to save students $5 million each year.

Cengage Learning Acquires WebAssign

The education and technology company has acquired WebAssign, a provider of digital learning solutions for higher education, in an effort to strengthen Cengage’s market position by offering three additional platforms in science, technology and math.

Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.

Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.

Verba Adds Tool for "All-Inclusive" Textbooks

A company that provides services to campus bookstores has updated its platform with a new offering.

UC Davis Aims to Save Students Money, Improve Outcomes with Inclusive Access Initiative

The University of California, Davis has recently gone public with its Inclusive Access initiative, a program that uses digital course materials in an effort to save students money.

Pearson, Follett Partner on Digital Textbook Program

Pearson and campus retailer Follett Higher Education have partnered to offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access model to Follett's college partners and more than 1,200 campus bookstores across the United States.

Bluefield College Moves to Flat Fee for Textbooks

Students at Bluefield College in Virginia now pay a flat, discounted fee to receive all of their required textbooks before their classes start.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in August

From virtual classrooms to Pokémon Go, here's what was trending on our website last month.

Report: Students Shun New Textbooks to Reduce Education Expenses

A new survey from CampusBooks.com analyzes student loan debt, textbook costs, use of electronic devices and more.

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