eCollege(SM) Gives Publishers an Easy and Cost Effective Way to Increase Distribution
eCollege(SM) [Nasdaq: ECLG], a provider of
technology and services for online higher education programs, announced
the launch of its Publisher Toolkit(SM), enabling publishers to easily extend
the distribution of their quality content to faculty and students through the
eCollege AUSM platform.The Publisher Toolkit provides publishers with an industry-leading
infrastructure, professional services, PIN technology, and end-user support
to deliver their content online.
"Our Publisher Toolkit gives publishers a cost effective way to increase
content distribution to our reachable student population of approximately two
million students," said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege.
"Publishers can leverage their existing processes, distribution, and content
formats to easily transfer their content into the eCollege platform. Once their
content has been implemented in our system, we can support faculty and students
through our 24×7 help desk to give users a positive online learning experience."
Publishers can ensure the security of their content through an assigned PIN
(personal identification number) that can be bundled with the textbook and used
by students to access the content online.Because eCollege is an ASP and hosts
the course content in a highly reliable and secure environment, publishers don’t
have to invest in hardware and software, nor dedicate scarce technology staff
and resources.The Publisher Toolkit also includes reporting functions to track
the content by the PIN, course adoption and institution. "Our publisher
program will give faculty and administrators access to Web available content
from leading publishers," said Thorne."For those institutions starting
new online programs, this should reduce the time and effort needed to get their
online courses up and
eCollege [Nasdaq: ECLG] is the leading eLearning technology and services provider
to educational markets.eCollege designs, builds and supports high quality online
degree, certificate/diploma and professional development programs for colleges,
universities, school districts and state departments of education. eCollege’s
clients include such institutions as National University; University of Massachusetts
Amherst; University of Colorado; Drexel University; DeVry University, Inc.;
and the Kentucky Virtual High School.The company was founded in 1996 and is
headquartered in Denver. For more information, visit www.eCollege.com
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