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.


Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in April

From free digital textbooks to student piracy, here's what was trending on our website last month.

OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed'

Open textbook projects are gaining momentum, says Creative Commons' Cable Green, but there is still work to be done.

The Price Is Still Right: 15 Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

We've collected an updated roster of resources that offer quality learning content without the high price tag of traditional texts.

New Model Lets Students Rent Textbooks on Pay-as-You-Go Basis

College students can rent digital textbooks from iFlipd for as little as a week at a time.

Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in March

From digital textbooks to napping pods, here's what was trending on our Web site last month.

How to Go Textbook Free

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.

Top 7 Campus Technology Articles in February

From MOOCs to digital textbooks, here's what was trending on our Web site last month.

Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum

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.

New Textbook Liberation Fund Will Help Faculty Ditch High-Priced Textbooks

A new fund offers grants for "faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks."

Interactive App Brings 4th-Century Thinker to Life

At Villanova University, a student-developed app version of Augustine's Confessions brings contemporary vitality and relevance to a classic 4th-century work.

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