Indiana University has announced an agreement with Cengage Learning to provide eTexts for students on all IU campuses. With this addition, IU reaches an important milestone: Faculty and students now have favorable pricing for and access to digital materials from all of IU’s largest publishers.
“IU is delighted to partner with Cengage Learning, as Cengage’s materials are among IU faculty’s most sought-after course materials,” said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer. “These partnerships with innovative publishers are paving the way to digital course materials and reducing the costs of higher education.”
With IU’s eText initiative, students can highlight materials, add notes and collaborate with their peers and instructors through the Courseload software that is integrated with IU’s educational systems. The eTexts deals also include adaptive learning exercises, online simulations, tutors and labs that provide additional ways for students to learn.
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets. IU students will receive significant discounts on thousands of Cengage Learning eTexts, from imprints such as:
- Course Technology
- National Geographic Learning
IU faculty can now choose digital texts from Cengage Learning, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, Flat World Knowledge, Harvard Business School Publishing, IU Press, MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, and W.W. Norton — with other publishers to come.
IU’s eTexts initiative is steadily growing as faculty choose from an array of digital learning materials from leading publishers. In fact, IU’s spring 2013 semester marked nearly 10,000 students in 250 course sections saving and learning with eTexts.