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.


VitalSource Content Studio Expands EPUB 3 Authoring Capabilities

VitalSource's interactive e-book authoring platform is gaining a few more features.

University System of Maryland Scales Up OER at 12 Institutions

Twelve public higher education institutions in Maryland have been awarded grants to ramp up the use of open educational resources.

Pearson Expands Textbook Rental Program

Pearson is offering textbook rentals at up to 1,500 independent campus bookstores through a new deal with indiCo — the first partnership that allows on-campus bookstores to participate in the textbook company's recently announced rental program.

Ed Tech Changes ... and Stays the Same

From web 2.0 to the flipped classroom, here's how education technology trends have evolved over the years.

Pearson Inks First Deal with Chegg for Textbook Rental Pilot

After announcing plans for a textbook rental pilot in January, Pearson has signed a deal with Chegg to make 50 high-volume titles available through the latter company via a rental-only model.

California State University System Streamlines OER Adoption for Faculty and Students

Through a new partnership with VitalSource, faculty and students within the CSU system will be able to access CSU-created OER materials and other digital content on the VitalSource Bookshelf Platform.

Indiana U Students Save $3.5 Million Through Digital Textbook Program

Indiana University is out with a numbers update for its eText initiative that delivers digital course materials to students: eText has grown 56 percent over the previous academic year and saved students $3.5 million to date.

Campaign Spotlights Global Open Education Movement

Next week, a number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.

Juniata College Launches Online Bookstore With Discounted Course Materials

The private liberal arts college located in central Pennsylvania has selected Akademos to be its online bookstore provider as it transitions to a hybrid bookstore model.

Pearson $3.2 Billion in the Hole, Looks to Digital Transformation

According to its 2016 earnings report released Friday, the British-owned publishing company has reported a pre-tax loss of nearly £2.6 billion ($3.2 billion) — the biggest loss in its almost 30-year history.

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