Ed Map, Inc., a content strategy and logistics company, today announced a strategic alliance with VitalSource Technologies, Inc., the leading digital education content platform. Under the new agreement Ed Map vastly expands its VitalSource offerings beyond eTextbooks into the full suite of VitalSource solutions covering content creation, reader analytics, and adaptive learning products. Ed Map and VitalSource will work closely to offer institutions a tightly integrated content solution providing the best user experience and analytics for faculty, students and administrators.
“Ed Map has a long history of understanding an institution’s needs and guiding them through their digital migration while providing affordable, accessible digital content that’s in line with learning outcomes,” said Pep Carrera, Chief Operating Officer of VitalSource. “Pair that with a solid reputation for quickly scaling an institution digitally, and you’ve got the perfect match for VitalSource.”
VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings, including Bookshelf GPS, Content Studio, and reader analytics, will be integrated with Ed Maps’ OPENVUE course materials management platform and its services. The array of new digital materials further deepens Ed Map’s comprehensive, holistic range of offerings that span eTextbooks, adaptive learning platforms, open educational resources, ancillary learning materials, course supplies, and textbooks, along with Print on Demand. In all, Ed Map helps guide and support the choices that match the institution’s content strategy and learning mission while simplifying the management of procurement, billing and integrations from a single point of contact.
“Digital course content has really paved the way to affordability and just as importantly, it has strengthened the student learning experience,” said Kerry Pigman, Co-Founder, COO and President of Ed Map. “This alliance with VitalSource extends our offerings in these areas while the collaborative efforts of our teams deepen and expand our collective impact.”
About Ed Map
Ed Map is a content strategy and logistics company. Through its people and technology, Ed Map simplifies the discovery, adoption, management, and delivery of quality educational content to help institutions lower the cost of education and improve outcomes. Ed Map makes it convenient and economically attractive for institutions to support student acquisition of course materials. Expert advisory services and outstanding customer service complement its comprehensive OPENVUE® technology platform. For more information, visit http://www.edmap.com/.
VitalSource Technologies Inc., part of Ingram Content Group, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 40 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 2 billion pages. For more information, visit www.vitalsource.com.