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.


OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Going Back to School: Pearson's Redoubled Focus on Education

With the sale of its interests in the Financial Times and The Economist, Pearson is doubling down in its primary business: education. In this interview, North America President Don Kilburn lays out just what the company is focused on right now.

New Virtual Bookstore at U Wisconsin-Milwaukee to Save Students 60 Percent on Textbook Costs

This fall, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will save some cash by shopping for textbooks online via the new UWM Virtual Bookstore.

First Open Textbook Conference Scheduled in Minneapolis

The Open Textbook Network will hold a first Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota to encourage faculty to use open textbooks in their courses.

University-Led Unizin Acquires Digital Text Platform Company Courseload

Recently, Unizin acquired Courseload to add employees and technology to its university-funded efforts to build the tools for managing all aspects of digital teaching and learning.

Cyberlearning@JSU

Connecting Learners With a Digital Ecosystem

Jackson State University's cyberlearning project combines ubiquitous iPads for students with faculty training, a revamped curriculum and digital textbook development.

digital textbooks

Developing a $10 Digital Textbook

Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device.

Top Hat Adds OpenStax Texts

Top Hat, provider of a digital learning platform for higher ed, is teaming up with Rice University's OpenStax College to offer the latter's digital textbooks through its teaching platform.

VitalSource Updates Bookshelf Accessibility

VitalSource Technologies, a provider of digital educational content for colleges and universities, is updating the accessibility features of its VitalSource Bookshelf e-book platform.

OpenStax Microbiology Book in the Works

OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.

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