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.


Survey: Majority of Faculty Acknowledge that Textbook Affordability Is an Issue on Their Campus

In a recent survey, 90 percent of faculty reported that textbook affordability is a concern for their institution.

SUNY Invests in OER Systemwide at No Cost to Students

The State University of New York has just signed a three-year partnership with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning to support wide-scale adoption of OER across the system.

Morgan State University Partners with panOpen to Support Faculty Use of OER

At Morgan State University in Maryland, a partnership with panOpen is making it easier for faculty to implement open educational resources in their courses.

Survey: 1 in 4 Students Say There's Not Enough Technology in the Classroom

In a recent survey conducted by Barnes & Noble College, 23 percent of college students said classroom technology use at their school is insufficient.

Interactive Textbook Combines Print and Multimedia at U Houston

The University of Houston College of Technology has adopted a printed textbook that includes interactive features. The college’s Digital Media program will be using Introduction to Graphic Communication, 2nd Edition, which relies on the "Clickable Paper" app from Ricoh.

Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Announce Merger

Learning content companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill are joining forces in a merger focused on providing more access to high-quality, affordable course materials and platforms.

NJ College Signs on for Unlimited Curriculum Service

Beginning this fall, Union County College students will have access to digital textbooks and other online course materials on the first day of class through an agreement the New Jersey college has signed with Cengage.

U Texas System Task Force Charged with Making College More Affordable

A new task force with provosts, library directors, faculty and students at the University of Texas System will spend the next year sorting out ways to make college more affordable.

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