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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
- An Interview with UNC's José-Marie Griffiths
December 15, 2005
In this 29 minute recording, we'll hear from José-Marie Griffiths , Dean and Professor of the UNC School of Information and Library Sciences. She's also the principal investigator…
- A conversation with Carl Berger
October 19, 2005
In the attached recording, Matt and I join Carl Berger in a wide ranging and entertaining conversation that we recorded on October 19th. This 25 minute interview address blogs, wikis, podcastin…
- Podcast Coverage of the SAC Session on OpenCourseWare
August 31, 2005
In this recording, MIT's Charles Vest delivers the Clair Maple Memorial Address at the 2005 Seminars on Academic Computing Conference. Let's listen in as he shares his insights on O…
- Got Open Textbook?
September 15, 2011
A session at the ELI 2011 Online Fall Focus Session
This session will focus on my journey of finding, adopting, and using open-source educational resources in physics and astronomy classes over the past three years. Enrollment in classes is up, st…
- Open Resources: The Need for Integration
October 20, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference
Over the past 10 years or so there has been a growing, and inexorable, movement toward making scholarly and academic resources openly available. Within IT this first appeared in open-source softwar…
- Reconsidering the Learning Management System - Furniture provided by Herman Miller, An EDUCAUSE Silver Partner
February 15, 2011
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2011
From Community Source to Open Data: Leveraging the Sakai Community to Make Better Decisions Steven Lonn, Research Fellow, University of Michigan Mathieu Plourde, Project Leader, LMS, Universi…
- F-LECCS: Open Platform for Virtual Learning Environments (Institutional Scope)
February 15, 2011
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2011
F-LECCS is a project supported by Japanese government. Fukui's seven higher educational institutions began cooperating with each other in order to build "one virtual university environmen…
- Open Education Policy in Washington
October 15, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
Public education can and should openly license all digital works created from competitive grants. Learn how and why the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is mixing strate…
- The World Is Open: Now, WE ALL LEARN with Web Technology
January 21, 2010
A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010
In his book, The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education , Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at 10 technology trends that he calls educational openers. When combined, th…
- Initiatives from the NSF's DataNet Program: DataONE and the Data Conservancy - sponsored by Juniper Networks & Qwest Communications
November 4, 2009
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference
This session reports on two initiatives from the National Science Foundation's DataNet Program. DataNet Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) represents a new virtual organization that will …