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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
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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for E-Books
- E-Text and Accessibility: What We Need to Know
March 15, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2011
Thinking about e-text on campus? If so, attend this important workshop to get a handle on what you need to consider to ensure new technologies are accessible to all. We will largely focus on lesson…
- Cal State's Strong Push for Accessible Technology Gets Results
December 12, 2010
Over the past five years, Cal State has waged one of higher education's most aggressive campaigns for accessible technology. It has adopted stringent standards for vendors and employees. Alo…
- The Transformation of Digital Content in Higher Education
December 7, 2010
Presentation at the 2010 ECAR Symposium, December 7, 2010, in Carlsbad, California. E-reading and digital content growth are exploding in all facets of book publishing, including the higher educa…
- Exploring Mobile Technologies
January 13, 2011
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2011
This special "Experience IT" session is designed to offer a hands-on, highly interactive introduction to an emerging tool and explore its potential impact for professional development and…
- Teaching and Learning in Review: Insights from the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
December 15, 2010
Key Takeaways A corresponding research methodology should accompany experimentation with emerging technologies in the current fiscal climate. E-textbooks must offer more than cost savin…
- The Campus Computing Project: Two Decades of Data, Information, and Insight About IT Planning and Policy Issues
November 5, 2010
Begun in 1990, the Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of computing, e-learning, and information technology in U.S. higher education. This session with Casey Gree…
- A Cover to Cover Solution: How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability
September 30, 2010
This report evaluates cost-reducing options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of te…
- The User-Driven Purchase Giveaway Library
October 7, 2010
© 2010 David W. Lewis. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ …
- Deploying Innovation Locally
October 7, 2010
© 2010 Veronica Diaz, Cindy Jennings, Kelvin Bentley, P. B. Garrett, Barron Koralesky, Christina Royal, and David Starrett. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attrib…
- All In the Delivery
August 31, 2010
As publishers and analysts again wonder if e-books are about to take off, the growing popularity of rental options may play as important a role as technology. …