Open educational resources and digital textbooks, or e-books, are common ways to add content to online and blended courses. They offer a computer rendition of physical textbooks with additional features. A digital textbook may be more interactive and engaging. It is often designed with modern tech-savvy learners in mind. To address their learning styles and needs, a digital textbook is usually designed with progress indicators, note-taking, reference tools, advanced searching, videos, animations, or audio resources.

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Open Educational Resources

Teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use.


Digital content, eBooks and custom digital course packets.


A digital textbook or lab system that offers students access to their course materials on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone device with the VitalSource Bookshelf app.