Teaching with eBooks is a unique way to engage students in their learning. You can tailor the eBook to your course needs and the interactive features encourage students to read and explore more.

Choose your eBooks in the format that best fits your students’ needs, so you know that quality learning content is at their fingertips wherever they are.

Simply go to the Pearson catalogue and search for your chosen textbook. Click on 'Request online exam copy' to request an eBook sample. 




Students can search for key words without using the index. This instant access informs spontaneous informal learning.



Students can highlight parts of the text and add bookmarks. This helps to organise their study and easily identify parts to return to for revision.

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Group annotation

Students can annotate the text and share notes for peer to peer learning. Lecturers can also add notes such as further reading and guidance. 


Page fidelity

Page numbers match those in print books, making it easy to set assignments for students reading in any format.

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Minimal disruption

Adapt easily to digital and increase student engagement without significant changes to your course delivery.

Delivery options

We can deliver our textbooks as eBooks and in a range of formats. We have our own eBook platform, Pearson eText, and we work with CourseSmart, VitalSource and Kortext to ensure our eBooks are available to institutions and accessible by students.

Pearson eTexts offer interactive features and student tracking and are easily adapted to focus solely on course content.


Teaching with eBooks

Plymouth University won a Guardian Teaching Excellence Award for its eBook project. In this video, Dr Phil Gee from the School of Psychology shares his motivations and experiences around the project.

Click the blue button below for more case studies on how eBooks have helped universities to increase student engagement, deliver equal access to resources and improve student experience.


Success stories

"We were set problem sheets and a series of questions online... so as we were going through them we would dip into the eBook and have it open as a tab on the computer. In that way it was useful for consolidation and revision."

— Engineering student, Durham University

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