McGraw-Hill's Access Platforms to be Distributed in China

All new distribution initiative offers industry-leading digital learning products to university students

Mar 18, 2010, 14:12 ET from McGraw-Hill Professional

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill's acclaimed suite of Access-branded digital learning platforms - including AccessMedicine, AccessScience, and AccessEngineering - will be offered for the first time to Chinese students, educators, and researchers as a result of a new distribution initiative announced by McGraw-Hill Professional today in New York. Using the platform of the Chinese Education and Research Network (CERNET), McGraw-Hill will offer world-renowned education platforms to Chinese universities.

"This is an historic event for McGraw-Hill Professional and we are delighted that our innovative platforms will now be part of the learning workflow of Chinese medical and engineering students and scientists," says Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional. "Our research and reference content is recognized around the globe as the gold standard for learning. This development now makes our digital services available to one of the largest and most exciting markets in education."

The Access platforms being sold for the first time ever in China cover six vertical specialties and sub-specialties in medicine including: AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessPharmacy, and AccessPhysiotherapy. Other digital platforms being offered are AccessEngineering and AccessScience.

These unique digital platforms incorporate the content of some of the leading textbooks in medicine, science, and engineering, including, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine - the bestselling medical textbook in the world - as well as Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. In addition, all of the platforms feature rich multimedia such as video and animations. Four of the 12 platforms include custom curriculum tools enabling professors to design course reading and learning, as well as testing and assessment.

Distribution of McGraw-Hill Professional's Access platforms in China is effective immediately, with sales to university libraries and research facilities led by McGraw-Hill Beijing in partnership with digital products distributor iGroup. The Access platforms are offered as subscriptions with continuous updates and upgrades to the product throughout the year.

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