Westwood College Selects Cengage Learning as Lead Content Provider

Jan 26, 2010, 10:43 ET from Cengage Learning

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of print and digital teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced that the company has been selected by Westwood College to provide a broad range of content assets and curriculum resources to strengthen the school's offering for students. Westwood College is an institution of higher education with 18 campuses across the country including an online campus, reaching over 18,000 students with more than 25 diploma, associate, bachelor and master degree programs.  

Westwood College faculty provided input that contributed to the selection of Cengage Learning to provide textbooks, online courseware and homework tools, as well as instructional design and online delivery expertise. The Westwood academic team considered several factors, including the breadth and quality of content assets, flexibility, experience with technology, and a strong focus on customer service.

"Our goal was to find a partner who shares Westwood College's passion for improving the student experience, and can provide superior content and support for our faculty throughout the curriculum development process," said Dr. Eric Goodman, Chief Academic Officer, Westwood College. "We chose Cengage Learning because of this shared commitment, their deep expertise in discipline areas matching our diploma and degree programs and frankly, due to their lower cost structure which will allow Westwood to pass these savings on to our students."

"We look forward to partnering with Westwood College. Our aim is to provide high quality content and instructional support to ensure the most effective and rewarding learning experience for their students," said Ron Mobed, President of Cengage Learning's Academic & Professional Group. "Together, we will work to deliver the innovative curriculum that distinguishes Westwood's academic programs, both in the classroom and online."

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes. Cengage Learning's existing company and imprint brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

About Westwood College

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning with 18 campuses across the country, including an online campus. Alta College, Inc. (Alta) is the parent organization for Westwood College. Since its inception, Alta has been a leader in career-focused education, meeting workforce needs in high-demand employment fields. Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor's degrees in in-demand fields. More than 20,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers. Westwood College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), depending on the campus. Westwood is also a candidate with the Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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