The University of Hagen (a distance learning school in Hagen, Germany) put out a press release earlier this month. A group of Graduate Education students were given Sony Touch Editions for the summer semester. All of the content for the summer semester is included on the ereader, and the devices will only be loaned to the students for the summer semester.
Converting that content to a Sony compatible format took several months. As part of the program, the students are required to keep a weekly journal of their experiences. They'll also be interviewed twice during the semester.