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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 Current State and Potential Future of E-Textbooks, ELI Brief, November 2013. This brief discusses the University of Washington E-Textbook pilot and its findings.
- 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
- A Transformational Leadership and Staff Development Program
October 16, 2013
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013
The Clemson Computing and Information Technology Leadership Summit emerged in a collaborative, self-organizing and innovative way. This program removes barriers, aligns strengths with opportunities…
- A Transformational Leadership and Staff Development Program
May 29, 2013
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) has a leadership story that may surprise you. This presentation will outline the CCIT Leadership Summit that emerged in a collaborative, self-o…
- Successful Mentoring Relationships for Career Development
April 16, 2013
A session at the Security Professionals Online Conference 2013
Participation in mentoring activities can be a key success factor in your career development. But how do you start? How do you find the right mentor or set of mentors for your situation? What shoul…
- Choose Your Own Adventure
January 17, 2013
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Where are you in your IT career? Find out what skills and qualifications are needed to move into middle management or to an executive position and discuss the reality of getting there with academ…
- Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education
December 1, 2008
This session will present the results of recent ECAR research by Philip Goldstein on IT leadership. The research examined critical topics including the potential impact on the workforce of boomer…
- Leading the IT Workforce
December 6, 2007
Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. What are the essential skills for an IT leader? How do rising IT leaders perceive the CIO role, and ar…
- Team Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
January 1, 2001
Few team leaders avoid the conflict that arises when working with people of different backgrounds, opinions, and interests. In this session, you will learn more about conflict resolution and practi…
- Designing and Delivering a Rich, Cost-Effective Leadership Development Program for IT Leaders
October 19, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference
When IT units have a difficult time planning for the "graying" workforce, the consequences can be significant. The University of Kentucky office of the CIO faced a staggering 23% of the e…
- So You Want to Be an IT Manager
March 11, 2008
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2008
Developing and managing IT staff is essential in the technology field, especially for advancement either within your current or another organization. This session, designed for the technical or sup…
- Succession Planning for Higher Education CIOs: What, Why, and How
February 20, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2008
This presentation will focus on higher education succession planning for CIOs. Elements will include the presentation of current CIO demographics based on recent research; trends and issues impacti…