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.
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.
Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.
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.
This fall, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will save some cash by shopping for textbooks online via the new UWM Virtual Bookstore.
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.
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.
Jackson State University's cyberlearning project combines ubiquitous iPads for students with faculty training, a revamped curriculum and digital textbook development.
Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device.
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 Technologies, a provider of digital educational content for colleges and universities, is updating the accessibility features of its VitalSource Bookshelf e-book platform.