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 type
- Podcasts [x]
Filter by Library Taxonomy
- Access to Advanced Networks [x]
- Policy and Law [x]
- Federal Policy and Law (14)
- Broadband Policy (10)
- Broadband Access and Pricing (6)
- Telecommunications Policy (6)
- Advanced Networking (4)
- Information Technology Management and Leadership (4)
- Networking and Emerging Technologies (4)
- 30363 (3)
- Campus Policy and Law (3)
- Teaching and Learning (3)
- Broadband Technology (2)
- Institutional Management (2)
- Intellectual Property (2)
- Net Neutrality (2)
- Privacy Policies (2)
- Staffing (2)
- Copyright (1)
- Distance Education (1)
With the cost of textbooks soaring, many colleges and universities are looking to alternatives to the traditional paper text. The electronic textbook field is still emerging, and higher education is experimenting with the concept in various modes. Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to E-Textbooks.
EDUCAUSE and Internet2 E-Text Pilots
EDUCAUSE and Internet2 are implementing a series of e-text pilot efforts with colleges and universities to evaluate technologies and business models in the fast evolving migration from traditional textbooks to electronic content. Learn More >
E-Texts Constituent Group
Intended for general discussion in addition to news about the pilot, the E-Texts Constituent Group discusses the rapidly evolving domain of digital textbooks, multimedia supplements, tutorial websites, e-reader/annotation software, and related materials. Learn More >
- The Changing Textbook Industry, November 21, 2013. Jonathan Band discusses how the internet has disrupted the textbook market and the future changes due to the recent Affordable College Textbook Act.
- eText Clock is Ticking for Textbook Publishers, Blog post written by Bruce Maas, the CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. September 23, 2013
- Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot, ECAR Research Report. July 2013. This pilot sheds light not just on the usability of McGraw-Hill textbooks in Courseload but more broadly on the value of digital materials in higher education at this time.
- 7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Textbook, ELI 7 Things, April 2012. This resource examines a new breed of rich-media publishing tools that offer an evolving set of opportunities both for the creation process and for the kinds of resources that can be produced.
- Developing a Digital Textbook Strategy for Your Campus, Florida Distance Learning Consortium, February 2012. This one-day symposium examined institution and state level digital textbook initiatives, including national trends and prevailing models for both publisher digital textbooks and open textbooks.
- eTexts: A Perishable Opportunity for Higher Education?, EDUCAUSE Live!, January 24, 2012 - This EDUCAUSE Live! program addressd 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.
- 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.
- Digital Texts and the Future of Education: Why Books?, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, March 2011. Abilene Christian University and GYLO partnered to investigate student attitudes and perceptions of the impact of using a mobile device as a supplemental tool for teaching statistics.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing, ELI 7 Things, March 2011. Open textbooks can be offered by commercial publishers or found in open repositories. Open resources can promote active learning through student interaction with the text, particularly when they contribute to authorship.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for E-Textbooks
- E10 Session Podcast: GLORIAD: Advanced Networking and Cyberinfrastructure for Global Science and Education Collaboration
November 4, 2010
The Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development ( GLORIAD ) is a "ring of rings" fiber-optic network around the northern hemisphere connecting the science and education …
- E08 Podcast: An Interview with Janet Murphy, Manager of Innovative Learning Solutions at York University
July 31, 2009
This fourteen minute podcast features an interview with Janet Murphy , Manager of Innovative Learning Solutions at York University, where she plays a significant role in managing the Advance…
- E08 Podcast: An Interview with Patrick Dreher - Cyberinfrastructure as a Fundemental Shift in Research and Teaching
July 21, 2009
This sixteen minute podcast features an interview with Patrick Dreher , Director of Advanced Computing Infrastructure and Systems at the Renaissance Computing Institute and Adjunct Professor o…
- Podcast: A Blueprint for Big Broadband: Moving from Why to How
May 20, 2008
This podcast features a speech by John Windhausen Jr. , President of Telepoly. The speech, " A Blueprint for Big Broadband: Moving from Why to How ," was recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2…
- EDUCAUSE Now - Show #3 - Current Issues Survey, Big Broadband Policy
May 9, 2008
EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Each episode features a variety of stories, interviews, and views that relate …
- EDUCAUSE Now - Show #1 - Premiere Episode
March 13, 2008
Welcome to the premiere episode of EDUCAUSE Now ! EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Each episode features…
- EDUCAUSE Podcast: Washington Update with EDUCAUSE Vice President Mark Luker
February 25, 2008
In this 50 minute podcast we feature a keynote speech by Mark Luker , Vice President of EDUCAUSE. The speech was delivered at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Southwest Regional Conference in Houston, Texas,…
- E07 Podcast: An interview with Robert Mendenhall
November 1, 2007
In this 16 minute recording, we'll hear from the President and CEO of Western Governors University, Robert Mendenhall . Listen in as he shares some thoughts on his particpation in a pa…
- Podcast: Mapping the Fault Lines in Telecomm, Media, and Tech Lobbying
June 28, 2007
In this 35 minute podcast, we feature a speech from the 2007 EDUCAUSE Policy Conference. The speaker is Drew Clark , Senior Fellow and Project Manager for The Center for Public Integrity. The …
- Podcast: Alternative Solutions to Achieving Ubiquitous Broadband
June 28, 2007
This 48 minute podcast was recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2007 Policy Conference. It features a general session entitled, " Alternative Solutions to Achieving Ubiquitous Broadband ". It is…