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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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for E-Textbooks
- The Impact of CALEA on Higher Ed
October 23, 2005
CALEA Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act From - CALEA: What Could It Mean for Your Network? Presented by: Douglas Carlson, Executive Director, Communications and Com…
- A Interview with Doug Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2
October 20, 2005
In this recording, we'll listen in on an interview with Doug Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2, as he provides a bit of background about the breadth and depth of the organizatio…
- An Interview about CALEA with Wendy Wigen
October 17, 2005
The attached recording provides a 27 minute interview with EDUCAUSE Policy Analyst Wendy Wigen about the potential impact of CALEA (the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act),…
- Implications of the Proposed New Federal Rules for E-Discovery (Podcast From CUMREC)
June 8, 2005
In the attached MP3, listen in on CUMREC 2005 session about the Implications of the Proposed New Federal Rules for E-Discovery . (Running Time: 33 minutes) …
- An Interview with Jaime Galiano
May 20, 2005
In this podcast, Jaime provides some information on the session he led at CUMREC 2005 entitled, When the Rubber Meets the Road: Moving from IT Policy Development to Implementation . He also …
- Podcast of the Policy 2005 Conference Session About Cybersecurity
April 15, 2005
In the attached podcast, you can listen in on a 50 minute presentation about National Policy Issues for Cybersecurity . mpasiewicz_…
- Podcast of the Policy 2005 Session on Getting Your Message to Captiol Hill
April 15, 2005
The attached recording provides coverage of a really interesting session on working with the legislature. Listen in on the hour long panel discussion entitled, " Tips from the Pros: Getti…
- Podcast of Two Interviews about MGM/Grokkster and Policy 2005
April 12, 2005
In the attached podcast, Steve Worona sits down with a couple of participants to get their thoughts on the MGM/Grokkster case and the Policy 2005 Conference in general. …
- Podcast of the Panel on the MGM vs. Grokkster Case
April 11, 2005
Attached is coverage of the very lively discussion from the panel debating and surveying the impact and likely outcomes of the MGM vs. Grokkster case from the Policy 2005 EDUCAUSE Conference.…