Texidium simplifies the transition to eTextbooks

New solution ensures full and complete access to course materials to improve outcomes for all learners.

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Texidium, an end-to-end content delivery solution, makes life easier for university and college administration, faculty and students by simplifying and accelerating the transition to a comprehensive eTextbook (eText) program. Many educational institutions have struggled to embrace a digital eText program due to the complexity of developing an efficient and cost effective alternative that provides all students with access to all resources required. Texidium addresses these challenges.

A full service solution, Texidium was developed by Kivuto Solutions in collaboration with a group of established and respected stakeholders in education: Algonquin College, Pearson Canada and Nelson Education.
An end-to-end solution enabling institutions to provide all students with access to eTexts and other digital resources required for each course on day one of the semester.

At Algonquin College, the shift to eText has shown early signs in helping increase both student learning outcomes and the institution's retention rate.

"Texidium's unique solution helps colleges and universities set up digital learning materials and other innovative online learning technologies quickly and simply," said James Reeve, Managing Director, Pearson Canada. "In turn, this allows faculty to focus on teaching and positions students for greater academic and career success."

The transition from traditional printed textbooks to eTexts is not only more cost effective; it guarantees student access to all course materials, on demand. It also provides for a lighter backpack and more organized solution for students.

For students growing up in the digital age, life, work and school, is interconnected. Learning inside and outside the classroom is connected through the use of tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices ensuring easy access to essential learning resources anywhere, and at any time.

Texidium creates a seamless, consistent and enhanced experience regardless of what device they use or where they are accessing content. It empowers students' use of course materials and online collaboration, leading to the building of essential skills and confidence in the drive toward graduation.

"Texidium offers the most comprehensive content delivery solution industry wide, offering administrators greater options as they transition their college or university to an interactive digital learning environment," says Jarrod Hann, Vice President of Academic Solutions, Nelson Education.

The platform has been adopted by Algonquin College, a leading institution in Canada, and its final implementation phase is set for the fall semester of 2015. "Algonquin College is excited to be engaged with the Texidium platform in order to provide our students with a single point of entry to all essential course resources," said Glenn MacDougall, Director, Learning and Teaching Services at Algonquin. He then added, "The interconnectedness and the comprehensive nature of the components have simplified and accelerated our transition to a digital college"

About Kivuto Solutions, Inc.
With over 17 years in the academic industry, Kivuto Solutions is the world's leading provider of advanced digital distribution and management solutions that enable the secure delivery of digital goods to individuals, businesses, and organizations anywhere in the world. Kivuto simplifies the process of delivering any digital good to any market under virtually any terms and conditions. Over 60,000 academic institutions and departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195 countries and supports 14 languages. www.kivuto.com.

About Algonquin College
Dedication to student success is Algonquin College's guiding principal and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Recognized a leader in the use of educational and digital technologies, Algonquin currently has over 17,000 students involved in programs requiring the use of laptop computers, and nearly 10,000 students in programs that have adopted the use of eTexts.

About Nelson Education
Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike.
Nelson Education Ltd. is active in Canada's K-12, Higher Education, Professional Learning, Business, Industry, and Government markets. Our success now and in the future is based on our strong partnerships and ongoing relationships with educators across the country. Together, we are making a positive difference in the lives of Canadians by producing the highest quality educational products and services.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

 

SOURCE Texidium

For further information: Kelly Smyth, Vice President, Business Development, ksmyth@texidium.com, TEXIDIUM Inc.

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