ED MAP tie-up with CourseSmart to make eTextbooks available to students

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ED MAP, an industry leader in developing innovative course material solutions for higher education, K-12 and other educational associations, has entered into a tie-up with CourseSmart, a comprehensive supplier of digital course materials.

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This relationship increases freedom and choice for educational institutions and faculty while expanding ED MAP's ability to develop tailored solutions that meet their unique course material needs.

CourseSmart partners with leading publishers to supply over 4,000 of the most widely adopted college textbook titles, in eTextbook format, to college students in North America via the Internet. CourseSmart is also the only place that faculty members can review and evaluate textbooks online. Faculty familiarity with the CourseSmart eTextbook will support the goals of the college store in providing this new choice to students.

Northcentral University, a premier provider of educational programmes at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree levels in Business, Psychology and Education have partnered with ED MAP to provide quality eTextbooks from CourseSmart for learners in all of its programmes.

Dr Lloyd C Williams, Special Assistant to the President of Northcentral University, said: 'The addition of eTextbooks through ED MAP will provide a convenient and cost effective alternative that meets the needs of Northcentral's large and geographically dispersed student population. Working with our faculty, staff and students to understand how to optimise their usage of eTextbooks, ED MAP is supporting the university's ability to seamlessly provide the highest quality, relevant and current knowledge in its varying fields. Our partnership with ED MAP has allowed the dream of currency and relevancy to be achieved while effectively managing the resources of Northcentral University.'

'We're excited by this partnership; it fits extremely well with our philosophy of providing value to all stakeholders,' said Dr Michael Mark, CEO, ED MAP. 'We think this relationship is beneficial to students, faculty and administrators. CourseSmart represents a tested and reliable solution to delivering digital course materials. Building on our existing services, this relationship takes ED MAP's ability to develop comprehensive course material solutions to a level that few companies can match.'

'One of CourseSmart's key missions is to support innovative companies such as ED MAP in their efforts to bring eTextbook solutions to their customers,' said Sean Devine, CourseSmart CEO. 'Everyone benefits when eTextbooks are added as real choice for students. And we think that choice is more powerful when combined with the other solutions ED MAP brings to its customers.'

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