NEW YORK and BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education today announced an instructional services agreement with Indiana University that will bring McGraw-Hill Higher Education's library of rich digital content to the entire institution. This marks the first institution-wide partnership for McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Learning Solutions Group, a team of specialized consultants offering the full breadth of resources today's higher education institutions desire to succeed. The Learning Solutions Group advises colleges and universities on topics ranging from incorporating digital educational tools to providing professional development resources, teacher training and developmental education services.
"Colleges and universities across the country face a wide range of challenges," said Tom Malek, vice president, Learning Solutions, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. "We have the resources and expertise to support institutions and instructors as they work to increase students' achievement. By deepening our relationships with leading institutions like Indiana University we can continue to drive educational progress."
As part of the agreement, Indiana University instructors can seamlessly incorporate McGraw-Hill Higher Education's digital tools to enhance classroom instruction and use course management platforms to reduce administrative time. The agreement underscores McGraw-Hill's strategy to move to a subscription model for ebooks and software – students will be charged for course materials and tools as part of their tuition fee. Emphasizing Indiana University's commitment to digital education, ebooks will be offered at discounts unique to the University.
Indiana University instructors and students will have access to McGraw-Hill Higher Education's full library of e-books and leading digital resources including:
- Connect® – a learning management platform that allows professors to assign and instantly grade course assignments through any existing learning management system;
- Create™ – a digital custom publishing tool that gives instructors unprecedented control over course content;
- LearnSmart – an adaptive learning system that delivers customized learning content based on a student's strengths and weaknesses and has been proven to increase a student's grade by 10 points; and
- Tegrity® – a cloud-based DVR for classroom lectures that allows students to revisit their instructor's lectures, lessons and explanations as they study.
"E-texts and other digital education tools can improve students' learning experience," said Brad Wheeler, Indiana University vice president of information technology and CIO. "McGraw-Hill is a major provider of educational materials to all IU campuses, and we are delighted partner with McGraw-Hill in this next increasingly digital chapter for higher education."
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McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across the U.S., India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com.
SOURCE McGraw-Hill Higher Education