SAN MATEO, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseSmart®, a leading Educational Services Platform and the world's largest provider of digital course materials, announced today, that it has integrated within the learning management systems (LMS) or campus portals of more than 100 institutions nationwide. Students and faculty at these institutions enjoy access to a single learning environment that integrates curriculum, content and delivery within their campus portal or LMS, saving time and increasing workflow efficiencies. Most recently, CourseSmart has integrated with a variety of public, private, community and online colleges, including: California State University, Fullerton; Texas Southern University; University at Buffalo; Rasmussen College; Pittsburgh Technical Institute; Allied American University; Stony Brook University; Indiana Wesleyan University and Iowa Community College Online Consortium, among many others.
"Many leading institutions are looking for ways to take advantage of the digital availability of course materials to create a more integrated learning experience that is better and affordable for students," said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. "We continue to break new ground by connecting content, curriculum and delivery into a more compelling user experience in ways that reduce cost and effort for institutions. We are thrilled to be working with so many leading institutions to make it easier to accomplish this important mission."
CourseSmart has become the industry leader in LTI-based integrations within institutions' learning management systems and campus portals, ensuring successful integration with minimal resource investments from the institution. CourseSmart's constantly expanding catalog includes over 40,000 titles from more than 50 publishers, serving the needs of public and private as well as two and four-year institutions.
"The state of California has been at the vanguard of the digital textbook movement, so we were excited to incorporate CourseSmart into our digital strategy," said Amir Dabirian, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, California State University, Fullerton. "Our tech-savvy student population likes the anytime, anywhere access and cost-savings of digital course materials, and our faculty and administrators find it helpful to have CourseSmart integrated directly into our campus LMS."
"CourseSmart has been a welcome addition to our campus," said Randy L. Bullis, J.D., Director of Online Education for Career Point College. "Our students have responded positively to the convenience of digital course materials, and faculty and administrators are enthusiastic about the potential of CourseSmart Analytics, which we hope will be instrumental in helping us address key issues such as retention and improving learning outcomes."
"We appreciate CourseSmart's technology innovation, especially in the mobile arena, which is vital for our online student population," said Ann Jenkins, Instructional Designer and Training Specialist at Iowa Community College Online Consortium. "We have gotten a lot of positive feedback on CourseSmart's Universal Reader, which offers students a choice between page fidelity and reflowable text views online and offline, on a wide variety of mobile devices from iPads, to iPhones and Android devices."
For more information, please visit www.coursesmart.com.
CourseSmart is a leading Educational Services Platform and the only provider of digital course materials able to combine curriculum, content and delivery into a single solution. Founded in 2007, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company provides services to four business segments: online direct retail for students; indirect distribution of course materials to students through bookstores; online faculty textbook evaluation services; and institutional solutions for faculty and students that are integrated within campus technology ecosystems. CourseSmart improves the educational experience by offering all users, including those with print-related disabilities, any-time, anywhere access to the course content they need. With more than 90% of the same core titles offered by major print publishers, the company's eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than the cost of new print textbooks. For more information about CourseSmart, visit the company's Web site at www.coursesmart.com.
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