Events for all Levels and InterestsStay
Jump Start Your Career GrowthStay
Get on the Higher Ed IT MapStay
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™Stay
Filter by Library Taxonomy
- Staffing [x]
- Information Technology Management and Leadership (16)
- Teaching and Learning (6)
- Institutional Management (5)
- Organizational Structure (5)
- Networking and Emerging Technologies (4)
- Budgets (3)
- Distributed Computing (3)
- E-Learning (3)
- Enterprise Information Systems (3)
- Financial Management (3)
- Higher Education Transformation (3)
- Information Systems and Services (3)
- Leadership (3)
- Libraries and Technology (3)
- Outsourcing (3)
- Planning (3)
- Information Literacy (2)
- Online Learning (2)
- Professional Development (2)
E-books have been around since the early 1990s but have had a slow adoption by the higher education community. While e-books allow for the inclusion of richer media, providing a more interactive experience for the reader, the format, as well as access and copyright issues, are still currently evolving. Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to E-Books.
Articles, Papers, and Reports
- A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, December 2011. In preparation for campus-wide e-text adoption, Daytona State College completed a two-year comparative study of four textbook distribution models: print purchase, print rental, e-text rental, and e-text rental with e-reader device.
- Mobile Perspectives: On e-books E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education EDUCAUSE Review, March/April 2011.
- 2011 Horizon Report, ELI/NMC, February 2011. Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education. This year electronic books are prominently featured in the report.
- The User-Driven Purchase Giveaway Library, EDUCAUSE Review, September/October 2010.
- Deploying Innovation Locally, EDUCAUSE Review, September/October 2010.
- E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride”, EDUCAUSE Review, March/April 2010.
- 7 Things You Should Know About E-Readers, ELI, March 2010.
- Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers, Electronic Frontier Foundation, February 2010
- E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?, ECAR Research Bulletin, January 2010
- 7 Things You Should Know About E-Books, ELI, November 2006
Presentations, Podcasts, Seminars, and Videos
- eTexts: A Perishable Opportunity for Higher Education?, EDUCAUSE Live!, January 2012. This EDUCAUSE Live! This program addresses the strategic, business, and policy implications for institutions in light of a changing world of consumer electronics and new models for digital educational resources such as eTexts, website tutorials, and other licensed content
- Digital Content in Higher Education – Practical Findings, ELI Web Seminar, March 2011 (ELI membership required) This webinar provides an overview of the digital textbook landscape as it currently exists and a glimpse into the emerging trends that will shape higher education digital content in the near future.
- Dealing with the Changing World of E-Textbooks, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 2010. This video from E10 examines the current trends in textbook technology with respect to delivery platform options (iPad, Kindle, etc.), software format (electronic publication versus PDF), and pedagogical implications.
- Kindles in the Classroom: Theories, Practices, and Results in a Lower-Division English Course, ELI Annual Conference, January 2010. At California Lutheran University, the goal of the Kindle pilot project was to explore and identify the practices that would best optimize the Kindle's teaching/learning potential—a potential CLU recognized as promoting deeper student engagement in critical reading and writing.
- E-Readers and E-Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities, EDUCAUSE Live!, August 2009. This seminar addresses the current state of e-reader devices and their functionality as platforms for the delivery of e-textbooks, as experienced by Northwest Missouri State University in its 2008–2009 pilot study.
Updated November 2012
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for E-Books
- 2012 CDS Executive Summary Report
January 24, 2013
This report summarizes results from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey. Using a matched set of 616 CDS 2011 and CDS 2012 participating institutions, this year’s report is a detaile…
- Chapter 17: Going the Distance: Outsourcing Online Learning
May 2, 2012
A chapter from Game Changers Susan E. Metros and Joan Falkenberg Getman Setting the Stage Online learning and game changing are rarely synonymous. Online learning evolved from ea…
- Chapter 1: The Knowledge Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for American Higher Education
May 2, 2012
A chapter from Game Changers Paul E. Lingenfelter The late Peter Drucker apparently first used the phrase "the knowledge economy" in his 1969 book The Age of Discontinui…
- IT-Based Transformation in Higher Education: Possibilities and Prospects
March 19, 2012
If information technologies are to transform higher education, we must exploit opportunities and address problems. At the same time, transformed higher education cannot neglect important dimensi…
- Shaping the Higher Education Cloud
May 21, 2010
As technologies like virtualization and cloud computing assume important places within the IT landscape, higher education leaders will need to consider which institutional services they wish to …
- The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on IT: Suggestions for EDUCAUSE Response
February 26, 2009
This report summarizes the results of a survey EDUCAUSE conducted to understand how the economic downturn is affecting colleges and universities and investigate steps the association might take t…
- Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
January 1, 2006
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing the next generation of IT leaders in higher e…
- Recruiting and Retaining Information Technology Staff in Higher Education
January 1, 2000
EDUCAUSE Executive Briefing #1. This briefing was developed in cooperation with CUPA-HR and NACUBO. The briefing covers IT staff retention, recruitment, retraining, and restructuring/reorganizing…
- EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies Series, Eight-Volume Set
January 1, 2003
The EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies series covers a variety of issues important to IT professionals in higher education. Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the series consists of eight volumes: …
- Technology Everywhere: A Campus Agenda for Educating and Managing Workers in the Digital Age
January 1, 2002
Technology Everywhere addresses the dual role played by colleges and universities that must recruit, hire, and train knowledge worker professionals and educate IT learners to manage the ever …