Tag Archives: eTextbooks

Government of India launches e-Basta, a digital library of educational materials

(1 July 2015) As part of the ‘Digital India’ initiative, the Government recently unveiled the e-Basta platform which will provide digital and eBook versions of school books and other study material to school students through-out India. The platform, eBasta, is merely not a library of books, but a collaborative platform where school book publishers, school […]


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India tackles digital textbooks with 3.7m student rollout

(7 January 2015)  goodEreader reports that on the same day that the Times of India reported on the possible reasons for a lagging eBook retail market in India, news sources announced an education initiative in the Indian state of Kerala that will put digital textbooks in the hands of nearly four million students and educators […]


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Top Hat partners with Boundless to bring affordable digital textbooks to hundreds of universities

(25 June 2014, San Francisco, CA)  Top Hat, a mobile and web-based teaching platform that improves learning outcomes in the classroom, today announced an integration with collaborative textbook platform Boundless to bring affordable, digital textbooks to students at the more than 400 universities Top Hat serves, including Harvard, UCLA, Duke and MIT. Top Hat’s cloud-based […]


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eTextbook scheme in Hong Kong draws 57 applications

(4 November 2013)  The Education Bureau has received 57 applications for the development of eTextbooks under its eTextbook market development scheme’s second phase. Twenty applications cover mathematics, eight English language, and five Chinese language. Application results are expected to be available in late December 2013. The remaining 24 applications cover computer literacy, Putonghua, science, history, geography, […]


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eTextbooks in Hong Kong

(2 August 2013) The Education Bureau today launched the second phase of the eTextbook Market Development Scheme. The second phase has taken the recommendations of the Steering Committee on Selection, Quality Assurance & Review of e-Textbook Market Development Scheme and the positive feedback received from stakeholders. The phase will cover more subjects, especially science, Chinese […]


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Understanding what higher education needs from eTextbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot

(IATUL News Alerts, 26 July 2013) Twenty-three colleges and universities collaborated with Internet2, EDUCAUSE, the publisher McGraw-Hill, and the eTextbook platform provider Courseload to deliver free digital versions of textbooks to 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 […]


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