Partnership Emphasizes Enterprise Content Affordability Bridging OER and Publisher Materials
Nelsonville, OH, October 4, 2016 – Ed Map, Inc., a content strategy and logistics company, today announced a new partnership with OpenStax, a Rice University-based non-profit provider of free and low cost, peer reviewed texts. Under the agreement, Ed Map will offer OpenStax print and digital textbooks alongside more traditional publisher print, eBooks and adaptive courseware. With this deal, Ed Map further strengthens its Integrated Content Network of partners and provides materials that meet the enterprise-wide needs of its institutional customers.
“OpenStax is pleased to partner with Ed Map,” says David Harris, Editor in Chief at OpenStax. “Our partnerships with companies like Ed Map allow professors many low-cost options when choosing course materials, resulting in increased access for students. OpenStax has had a significant impact on student affordability and access by offering 25 openly licensed, peer-reviewed free textbooks for…
Ed Map Reorganizes to Support Company’s Evolution to a Software and Services Focus
NELSONVILLE, OH, August 16, 2016 – Ed Map, Inc., a leader in content strategy and logistics, today announced that Shannon Meadows has joined the firm to unify sales, marketing, and business development strategies.
Over the past year while serving as a Strategic Advisor, Meadows has been helping Ed Map refine its holistic solution for the traditional higher education market that addresses the increasingly problematic issue of course materials affordability and access. “Shannon has been a leader in the EdTech sector for more than fifteen years, successfully benefiting the customer community, employees and investors,” notes Ed Map President and COO Kerry S. Pigman. “The changes impacting higher education in general, and the course materials industry in particular, have been accelerating over the past decade. Ed Map has adjusted many parts of our business to address and capitalize on the…
CURATE by Ed Map™ Will Help TESU Develop OER-Based Courses
Nelsonville, OH, July 19, 2016 – Thomas Edison State University (TESU), a New Jersey senior public institution of higher learning and one of the oldest U.S. schools designed specifically for adults, has signed a master agreement with Ed Map, Inc. to employ CURATE by Ed Map™ to assist their development of 35 courses that utilize Open Educational Resources (OER). The contract builds on an earlier course materials affordability pilot project in which Ed Map helped TESU acquire and deliver digital course materials for several general education courses.
Ed Map President and COO Kerry Pigman notes, “After the eBook pilot, we met with Matthew Cooper, associate provost of the university’s Center for Learning and Technology, to discuss other Ed Map affordability solutions. Matt was particularly interested in our CURATE by Ed Map service that overcomes the discoverability barrier that impede the…
Partnership supports companies’ complementary missions to increase the value of educational content
CHICAGO, IL –(BUSINESS WIRE) (June 29, 2016) — RedShelf, a leader in eLearning content delivery, today announced its partnership with premier content strategy and logistics company, Ed Map. The two companies will integrate their technical solutions to provide Ed Map clients with seamless access to RedShelf’s eReader and catalog of over 380,000 titles, providing learners a robust option for effective and affordable learning materials, including open educational resources (OER).
“The cost of traditional, printed course materials has led many students to choose not to purchase materials at all,” says Greg Fenton, co-founder and CEO for RedShelf. “Our partnership with Ed Map will make it easier than ever for students to access affordable, digital course materials, thereby enabling them to focus on succeeding in class, rather than on the cost of their books.”
RedShelf’s digital offerings will be…
Ed Map Business Model and Services Align with College’s Goals for Student Success
Nelsonville, OH, June 7, 2016 – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), in Northfield, VT, has partnered with Ed Map, Inc. to provide its online students with course materials services. This decision is another validation of Ed Map’s ongoing development of its product roadmap and its customer service focus, as well as Ed Map’s pioneering Platform as a Service (PaaS) business model. The College, which provides all online students with course materials by the first day of class, will be utilizing the All-In Model by Ed Map (AIM) product.
“Ed Map is an organization that views itself as our partner in what they do,” CGCS Associate Dean Debra Wick said. “Importantly, Ed Map’s holistic approach to course materials closely aligns with our business model and philosophy of student support. With Ed Map we’ll be able…