Amazon introduced its new textbook rental service today, just in time for back-to-school season. Similar to other rental sites like Chegg and UW’s University Bookstore rentals, Amazon offers students the option to pay a fraction of the book’s cover price to borrow the book for 130 days (one semester). Students then send the books back,Read more about Amazon Now Offers Textbook Rental Service[…]
Amazon has released a new web app that allows users to access their Kindle library directly from their web browser. The app is called the Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader and is currently only compatible with Google Chrome and Safari web browsers (desktop or iPad). The HTML5 Web reader was created in response to Apple’s newRead more about Amazon Releases Kindle Cloud Reader[…]
The University of Washington was one of seven schools who participated in pilot studies of the Kindle DX eReader in higher education. The study was carried out by UW technology researchers in order to determine how well the eReader fits into academic reading. The results weren’t outstanding, but many remain optimistic. The study followed 39Read more about UW Grad Students Test Out the Kindle DX[…]
When Apple launched the iPad, many people said that it would be the demise of the e-reader. After all, the iPad has a color touch screen capable of multimedia compared to the monochrome e-ink Kindle which had no support for multimedia.
This week however, Amazon revealed more details on its new Kindle. Read more about New Kindle Leaves Rivals Farther Back …
E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride” Paul Musket, Darla Runyon, and Robin Schulze The following excerpt is based on an interview conducted at the EDUCAUSE annual meeting in October 2009 by Gerry Bayne, EDUCAUSE multimedia producer. To listen to the full podcast, go to In Conversation: The E-Textbook Conundrum. Gerry Bayne: One study I recently read suggestsRead more about E-Textbooks: “An Interesting Ride”[…]