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
- Presentations and Seminars [x]
Filter by Library Taxonomy
- Staffing [x]
- Information Technology Management and Leadership (16)
- Outsourcing (8)
- Networking and Emerging Technologies (5)
- Professional Development (5)
- Cloud Computing Policy (4)
- Cloud Computing (4)
- High-Performance Computing (HPC) (4)
- Information Systems and Services (4)
- Teaching and Learning (3)
- CIO (2)
- Cybersecurity (2)
- Enterprise Information Systems (2)
- Financial Management (2)
- Leadership (2)
- Organizational Structure (2)
- Productivity Applications and Systems (2)
- Support Services (2)
- Technology Selection (2)
- Vendor Selection (2)
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
- Leading Large IT Projects the Small-College Way
May 8, 2013
Smaller colleges and universities function in distinctive environments with unique challenges and opportunities. From campus-wide mobile technology to ERP implementations, smaller instituti…
- CDS: Analyzing Your Data
February 9, 2012
Leah Lang , EDUCAUSE senior IT metrics and benchmarking analyst and Pam Arroway , EDUCAUSE senior statistician, will demonstrate new tips and tools for data analysis using both Excel and S…
- Privacy and Security Risks in Higher Education
January 10, 2012
This webinar is one in a series celebrating Data Privacy Month 2012 . Privacy is a major and often underappreciated risk area for institutions of higher education. Many data security brea…
- A Conversation with CIOs on Current Campus IT Initiatives and Trends
August 9, 2011
Join leading CIOs in a conversation about their current campus IT issues and initiatives. Hear and discuss the institutional challenges CIO and Senior IT Leaders are facing related to administ…
- Vendor Statements of Work: Your Role as an IT Professional
June 8, 2011
After a statement of work agreement is signed, a vendor will provide some sort of service, either short- or long-term, for your college or university. What is the role of the college or univer…
- Talent Management: Aligning IT's Most Strategic Asset
September 8, 2010
Talent management is the process of attracting, selecting, training, developing, and promoting employees throughout the institution. The focus is on obtaining and developing talent to ensure that…
- Spotlight on Cloud Computing: Professional Development and Staffing for the Cloud
August 25, 2010
Are you getting ready for the cloud? How will the utilization of cloud services impact the skill set requirements and professional development paths for our staff? What are the types and levels o…
- Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series: Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing
March 18, 2010
Gartner says the hype cycle on cloud computing is at its peak, with a long slide into the “trough of disappointment” about to begin. Why is higher education still so excited about cloud compu…
- Managing a Student Help Desk on Donuts and Achieving Success
March 2, 2010
Cultivate an inexpensive methodology for recruiting, training, and coaching student employees. Develop an effective training program that will transition students into exceptional employees, impr…
- EDUCAUSE Member Update and Input Session - September 17th, 2009
September 17, 2009
This is an archive of President Oblinger's online discussion of EDUCAUSE plans for this fall’s annual conference, including our new “EDUCAUSE 2009 Online.” Topics included innovative …