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Etextbooks

During January - June 2021 we are piloting access to a range of etextbook titles alongside our existing ebook collections. The What are etextbooks section explains how these texts differ from ebooks and can benefit your online learning experience.

What are etextbooks?

Etextbooks are interactive, digital versions of core texts that are available anytime, anywhere. They can be easily accessed and downloaded to your device, meaning you can be learning from day one of your course.  

We have partnered with Kortext, our etextbook provider, to provide you with access to around 100 key titles as part of a six-month pilot project.  

As most teaching and learning will be delivered online for now, the timing of this pilot couldn’t be more perfect. Etextbooks will help you create a more personalised and engaging online teaching and learning experience that will benefit both students and academic teaching staff.

Benefits for students

  • Quickly and easily access your essential reading from day one 
  • Read anytime, anywhere. 
  • Access your reading offline by downloading the Kortext app available on all devices 
  • Use the app to store your lecture notes, journals or PDFs 
  • Search for key words or terms 
  • Quickly navigate to specific pages or chapters 
  • Bookmark important pages 
  • Make notes, annotations and highlight passages 

Benefits for staff

  • Share notes and assign specific reading 
  • Create assessments to monitor students’ understanding and progress 
  • Use the eTextbook during teaching sessions to display the text or diagram 
  • Bookmark and highlight pages or chapters in advance of teaching 
  • Copy and paste excerpts onto lecture slides copying the correct reference. 
  • Monitor students’ progress through the learner analytics dashboards offering insights into: 
    • How, when and which content is being used 
    • Pages and chapters being viewed 
    • Time spent reading 
    • What words or terms are students searching for