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Finding Your Pathway to E-Textbook Authoring
February 5, 2013 | A session at the ELI Online Annual Meeting 2013

Making and sharing e-books has never been easier. Many tools are available, and many of them are free. The ability to author an electronic document that's portable, accessible on many platform…

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. …

Coming Soon to a University Near You: E-Texts and E-Textbooks
February 5, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

The hype about digital texts is reaching a frenzied tone. Proponents claim that e-texts will replace traditional texts on campuses and students will save enormous amounts of money; that students wi…

From Print to Pixels: Accelerating the Move toward Digital Learning
February 6, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting

Increasingly, institutions are turning to digital course materials in lieu of traditional print options. Several factors are driving this transformation: a push to lower costs while maintaining q…

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…

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…

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. …

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