eCollege(SM) Announces Partnership With Thomson Learning

December 13, 2002

“It has always been our mission to provide industry-leading technology and support, allowing our customers to focus their time and efforts on teaching and content,” said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege. “The Thomson titles are among some of the most reputable and widely-used textbooks in higher education today, and we are pleased to provide our customers access to these resources online as they look for new and innovative ways to incorporate content into their online courses.”

Using the Thomson titles, faculty can easily blend self-authored content and popular textbook content to create the most dynamic and interesting online courses possible. This customizable approach makes it easy for faculty members to create and enhance their courses without starting from scratch. For those institutions building new eLearning programs, the available content will improve the efficiency of getting online courses up and running.

“This partnership will extend the distribution of our content to some of the largest, fully online programs in the country,” said Fred Hamden, vice president of Central Marketing, Thomson Learning. “As more and more faculty and students engage in online learning, it is important they have access to the most current and relevant course materials. We are delighted to partner with eCollege to bring our titles to their customers.”