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.


E-Mail Gets Archivist Attention

The preservation of digital messages is the challenge being taken up by a new consortium of universities, companies and other organizations.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in October

From affordable textbooks to the flipped classroom, here's what was trending on our website last month.

New Grants Available for Alternative Textbooks

Digital course materials company Skyepack today announced a third round of funding available through its Textbook Liberation Fund.

Curricula Provider Great Minds Suing FedEx Over OER

The curricula provider Great Minds is suing FedEx in New York City federal court, arguing that the delivery, printing and photocopying company should compensate the education organization for the money FedEx makes from requests from schools to copy materials that Great Minds created and makes available for free, on an open license.

Ed Map, OpenStax Partnership Increases Access to Affordable Course Materials

Ed Map is expanding its portfolio of educational content with an array of openly licensed print and digital textbooks.

Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable Textbooks

Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Open and Affordable Textbook Project, which offers grants to faculty or department groups that switch to free, low-cost or open alternatives to traditional textbooks.

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.

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