RedShelf and Ed Map Form Partnership to Provide More Institutions with Affordable eLearning Materials

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 delivered seamlessly through its centralized academic eReader that will be integrated with Ed Map’s comprehensive OPENVUE® course materials management platform. RedShelf’s end-user offerings — a combination of more affordable textbook options, user-friendly software, and a high-level, responsive customer service team — have attracted the attention of the higher education community, further building momentum for eTextbooks.

“This partnership supports our mission to increase the value of educational content by simplifying its discovery, management and delivery,” notes Kerry S. Pigman, president and COO of Ed Map. “We have many initiatives supporting our mission, including our All-In Model™ (AIM) product where all students are provided content on the first day of class. Since 75% of our clients already access digital content through Ed Map, expanding their ability to discover and access additional robust content will help further enrich the student online learning experience.”

Pigman adds, “Working with RedShelf also enhances CURATE by Ed Map™. CURATE enables the discovery, alignment and selection of multiple types of educational content, including OER and disaggregated content, that support learning outcomes. The Redshelf eReader will facilitate seamless access to course packs, collections and other materials identified by CURATE.