CourseSmart Partners With Pearson eCollege to Provide Instant Access to Lower Cost Digital Course Materials Within Pearson LearningStudio™

--Integrating with Pearson LearningStudio, CourseSmart Provides Students at Hundreds of Institutions Superior Access to Course Materials--

Apr 13, 2011, 09:42 ET from CourseSmart

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseSmart, the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, has partnered with Pearson eCollege, offering higher education institutions single sign-on access to more than 20,000 eTextbook titles, custom products and other digital course materials from over 25 leading publishers at significant savings. As an added savings to the institution, CourseSmart offers this integration free of charge with no implementation fees. Instant access to these digital resources is available today at all institutions that are currently using Pearson eCollege's Learning Management Platform, Pearson LearningStudio.

"Partnering with Pearson eCollege is another example of CourseSmart's commitment to its mission of increasing access to education by providing innovative solutions for better connecting content creators with content users in the digital world," said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. "Our ability to integrate digital course materials directly into the faculty workflow, while enabling students to secure all of their assigned course materials at a significant discount, is what makes CourseSmart the platform of choice for publishers and the higher education institutions they serve."

Through its program, CourseSmart Solutions, CourseSmart offers a comprehensive selection of services and technologies designed exclusively for higher education institutions to provide fulfillment and access to the world's largest catalog of digital course materials from within the campus ecosystem. By integrating CourseSmart's secure, cloud-based application with Pearson LearningStudio's SaaS-based learning platform, institutions can give their students the option to purchase lower cost digital course materials.

The single sign-on solution supports institution and student commerce models, allowing students to access materials instantly from within Pearson LearningStudio, as well as offering a single bulk purchase transaction within the LMS. Furthermore, faculty at participating institutions can also review, evaluate and access their adopted textbooks online, anytime-anywhere.

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About CourseSmart

CourseSmart provides eTextbooks and digital course materials that improve the higher education learning process by offering instructors and students a unique combination of the right course material, anywhere, any-time access and a low cost. As the world's largest digital course materials supplier, CourseSmart has a rapidly growing digital library of more than 90% of core higher education textbooks offered as eTextbooks, the same titles produced by major publishers in print and recommended by faculty across North America. The company's eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than print texts and offer users the ability to print what they need as well as search and copy and paste features which help to streamline students' studies. Additional information can be found on the company's website:

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