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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 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
- CNI Podcast: WebAnywhere - A Screen Reader On-the-Go
January 12, 2009
This fifteen minute podcast features an interview with Jeff Bigham , Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington and Richard Ladner , Boeing Professor in Computer Science and Engineerin…
- E08 Podcast: In Conversation - Privacy & Security
December 29, 2008
This twenty-five minute podcast features a conversation recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The topic is Privacy and Security . Privacy and Security. Privacy or Security. Priv…
- E08 Podcast: An Interview with Shimizu Yasutaka, President of the National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan
December 18, 2008
This twelve-minute podcast features a conversation with Shimizu Yasutaka , President of the National Institute of Multimedia Education ( NIME ) in Japan. This interview was recorded at the E…
- EDUCAUSE Now - Show #10 - Vint Cerf Interview, Washington Policy Update, Year-End Review
December 11, 2008
It’s the year-end episode of EDUCAUSE Now! Grab your eggnog and come sit by the warm fire while we bring you a policy update from our Washington, DC, office, take a look back at 2008 with EDUCA…
- E08 Podcast: E-Mail: In or Out?
November 25, 2008
This forty-six minute podcast features a point-counterpoint session recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The presentation, " E-Mail: In or Out? ," is a panel discussion on…
- E08 Podcast: Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students' Media Habits
November 19, 2008
This thirteen-minute podcast features a panel update recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The panel discussion is entitled, " Digging Deep with P2P: Understanding Students'…
- EDUCAUSE LIVE! Podcast: ID Theft Red Flags
October 23, 2008
This fifty-eight minute podcast features Naomi Lefkovitz, Attorney for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. PowerPoint slides are also available fo…
- Podcast: An Interview with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director for the National Cyber Security Alliance
October 17, 2008
This podcast features an interview with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director for the National Cyber Security Alliance . He talks about October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month and tells use how …
- EDUCAUSE Now - Show #5 - P2P Update & Data-Rich Blogging
July 10, 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 to …
- Podcast: The Big Brother Dilemma
June 11, 2008
This podcast features a 50 minute keynote address from the EDUCAUSE 2008 Enterprise Conference. The speech, " The Big Brother Dilemma ," is by Gregory A. Jackson , Vice President &…