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.


ASU Adopts Cloud Service to Make Low-Cost Course Materials Available to Students

Arizona State University has signed a three-year agreement with ProQuest SIPX, which will supply a self-service, cloud-based interface that allows instructors to set up course readings using all available library and open source materials.

Cal State San Bernardino Students Test Free Movie and Music Download

Cal State San Bernardino's library will be the first academic library to pilot a streaming content service that lets students stream or download movies, music and audiobooks using their student IDs.

Brandman U Launches New Online Learning Platform With No Textbooks Required

Through a new app called MyPath, students at Brandman University can earn a bachelor's degree at their own pace without purchasing a single textbook.

Middlesex U Issues Free Digital Textbooks for Every Course

Under the four-year agreement, students will receive one free digital textbook for each class during the new academic year. Undergraduates typically take 12 classes, so they'll receive 12 books over their three-year program of study.

WebAssign To Offer Resources for 4 Mathematical Association Texts

WebAssign has partnered with the Mathematical Association of America to release online materials for four of the organizations titles.

Universities Move to Flat-Rate Textbooks

Course materials management company Rafter today announced new agreements with several colleges and universities to deploy Rafter360, technology that provides both print and digital textbooks through a flat-rate model.

Survey: Most Students Prefer Traditional Texts over E-Books

Nearly three quarters — 72 percent — of college students prefer traditional textbooks to electronic versions, according to a new survey from Direct Textbook.

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E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.

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.

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