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.


Cengage Intros OER Tool

Cengage is launching a new product that blends open educational resources with the company's portfolio of learning content.

Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

Ed Map, VitalSource Forge New Partnership to Expand Digital Content Offerings

The partnership will add VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings to Ed Map’s OPENVUE platform and its services, to expand course material offerings beyond eTextbooks.

Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think

Taking into account library articles, web links, videos, simulations and more, many courses are already using a number of open education resources — and the move to full OER doesn't necessarily mean a total revamp, according to research out of Excelsior College.

Barnes & Nobles Education Launches OER Courseware Platform

Barnes & Noble Education has released a new platform designed to make it easy for faculty to find and use open educational resources.

WebAssign, Perfection Learning Partner on Precalculus Resources

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.

Hodges U Turns to Private Partner to Reduce Course Material Costs

Hodges University has selected a private partner to develop and implement a new course materials strategy in an effort to reduce costs for students.

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.

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