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E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…

2010 Horizon Report
January 15, 2010

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of …

Textbooks for Rent ... Everywhere
January 12, 2010

Major bookstore chains announce plans to launch or expand rental programs, suggesting a market shift. Major bookstore chains announce plans to l…

Professor Faces Obstacles in Testing E-Reader Device for Digital Textbooks
January 7, 2010

A professor at the Catholic University of America has been testing a new e-book reader that hasn't yet hit store shelves but that is designed with textbooks in mind. …

E-Books for Academe: A Study from Gettysburg College
October 20, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes the potential impact of electronic books (e-books) on higher education. It draws evidence from a series of small qualitative studies and focus groups with fac…

This Could Be the Year of e-Textbooks
September 8, 2009

The trickiest part of teaching with electronic textbooks is getting everyone on the same page—or to the same part of the digital text. That's what a professor in the honors college at…

New E-Textbooks Do More Than Inform: They'll Even Grade You
September 8, 2009

McGraw-Hill Higher Education is introducing e-textbooks that let students jump from a chapter to the relevant portion of a lecture and get their homework automatically graded. …

Textbooks for the Disabled
August 28, 2009

Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials. …

E-Readers and E-Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities
August 26, 2009

This seminar will initially address the current state of e-reader devices and their functionality as platforms for the delivery of e-textbooks, as experienced by Northwest Missouri State Universi…

eBooks: Beyond PDF of the Textbook
March 2, 2010

This blog post started as an exploration of eReaders and institutional roll-out issues.  As you can see, it evolved into larger questions about eTextbooks and eReaders.  Any feedback is appre…