Rosse, B et al (2017) "Print versus digital texts: understanding the experimental research and challenging the dichotomies" Research in Learning Technology. 25: 1976
2016 Report on eTextbooks from Florida Virtual Campus - tracking changes from 2012 -2016. 2017 EDUCAUSE
Indiana Uni has been running an eText project for a few years as of 2017 . A report and video are on the EDUCAUSE site
Johnson, G.M. (2016)“The influence of student learning characteristics on purchase of paper book and eBook for university study and personal interest.” Educational Psychology, 36:9
Alhammad, R & Ku, Y. (2016) “Graduate Students’ Experiences and Attitudes Toward Using E-Books for College-Level Courses” Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, Vol. 5, No. 2
Fisher, J et al. (2015) A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 159-172
Ericson, B.J., Guzdial, M.J., Morrison, B.B. (2015) “Analysis of Interactive Features Designed to Enhance Learning in an Ebook.” Proceeding ICER '15 Proceedings of the eleventh annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, Omaha.
Shah, B. (2015) “Integrating Technology to Teach: The Creation and the Use of eBook for Hindi.” Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2015 Las Vegas
Stirling, A & Bird, J. (2014) “An Enriched Multimedia eBook Application to Facilitate Learning of Anatomy” Anat Sci Educ 7:19–27
Mulholland, E. & Bates, J. (2014) “Use and Perceptions of E-books by Academic Staff in Further Education” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40
Juanes, J.A. et al. (2014) “Generation of Teaching Material through Interactive Electronic Formats Using iBook Author.” Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality – TEEM’14
Kayne, K.F. et al “Using The iBook In Medical Education And Healthcare Settings - The iBook As A Reusable Learning Object; A Report Of The Author's Experience Using iBooks Author Software.” (2012) Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. 35:4, 162-169
2016 iBook by multiple HiEd contributors on the how they are using interactivity in their books
Overview of the ePub standard
Report from Cornell, Indiana, Minnesota et al on their eText project, 2012
An Apple site for support in using iBooks Author
Tutorial on creating ePubs with Calibre
Tutorials with video for using iBooks Author
More "widgets" for iBooks Authorcare of Bookry
The free eBook " Publishing with iBook Author" from O'Reilly
Liz Castro's book"EPUB Straight to the Point"
COFA (UNSW) and ALTC video on the DUCKLING project in the UK.
efficiency of ePub versus print workflows paper - Lovell-Simons, A. & Kerr, S. (2011). E-books – a key to greater accessibility. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. (pp.826-828)
"E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines" from Pew Research Center, 2012
2012 Report on eTexts (and student App usage) from Uni of Central Florida
A less positive opinion on eBooks in research.
Damian Keil @ Manchester Metropolitan University Exercice & Sports Science 2014- Distance Learning via eBooks.
2015 - OER based curiculum as good as textbooks- Fisher, L et al. A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. December 2015, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 159-172
eBooks of Possible interest
iPad user guide (free)
Garageband for iPad ($1.99)
Another Garageband option! (free)
Lecturing with an iPad (free)
Teaching with the iPad ($1.99)
The handy tips guide for iPad ($2.99)
iPhoto and the iPad ($2.99)
Keynote and the iPad ($2.99)
Pages for iPad ($3.99)
Great Guides on iPad use by AUT Uni
iPad at Work by Apple Inc. - Business
iPad at Work - Volume 2 by Apple Inc. - Business
GREAT books done by AUT University in Auckland on using the iPad.