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.
The University of Maryland University College is the largest institution in the country to go "commando" on textbooks. As of this academic year undergraduates don't have to lug them around or spend a dime on them — and the benefits don't end there. Here's how UMUC achieved an amazing goal.
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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.
A new fund offers grants for "faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks."
At Villanova University, a student-developed app version of Augustine's Confessions brings contemporary vitality and relevance to a classic 4th-century work.
An NSF-funded project at Brookdale Community College is helping faculty create interactive digital textbooks.
PanOpen is tackling the textbook affordability challenge with a new learning platform based exclusively on open educational resources.
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.
Instructors are experimenting with the Flipboard news reader to present up-to-date course materials in a magazine-format mobile app.
The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources since 2013.