Twenty-three colleges and universities collaborated with Internet2, EDUCAUSE, the publisher McGraw-Hill, and the e-textbook platform provider Courseload to deliver free digital versions of textbooksto over 5,000 students and faculty in 393 undergraduate and graduate courses with a median class size of 28. The pilot shed light not just on the usabilityof McGraw-Hill textbooks in Courseload but more broadly on the value of digital materials in higher education at this time.

Susan Grajek. Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot(Research Report). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, June 2013

http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/understanding-what-higher-education-needs-e-textbooks-educauseinternet2-pilot

Ralph Kiel
University Librarian
Victoria University

 

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