Collaboration Tools and Digital Learning Archive Improve Student Engagement with Course Materials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2011 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, announces the release of its new XanEdu iPad App version 1.5. Advanced collaboration features and search capabilities enable students to study smarter, save time and improve team collaboration. The new version is available now for free download in the App Store. New features include: Powerful new collaboration tools that allow students to share information with classmates or instructors, saving time and helping to better organize group projects; Advanced search capabilities that mimic a web browser, enabling students to find key information faster, study more efficiently and create a personal learning archive for future reference; Wireless printing of materials, highlights and notes via AirPrint on the iPad, offering students greater convenience and flexibility. “We designed these new features to meet the specific needs and studying habits of higher education students,” says Tyler Steben, Vice President Custom Publishing, XanEdu Publishing, Inc. “Our goal is to advance the delivery of digital course materials by providing substantive and dynamic content on devices like the iPad which make students more mobile, more efficient and better engaged with their course materials.” In a recent study conducted by XanEdu, 97% of Executive MBA and MBA students endorsed XanEdu’s approach to digital course materials. MBA student J.G. Ayodele commented: “I think XanEdu is cutting edge. I think XanEdu is innovative. I think XanEdu is a visionary in terms of seeing the future of education and the capability and potential for how education can be facilitated and delivered.” Today’s mobile generation of students expect portability,...

XanEdu Expands Availability of its Folio-X Solution and XanEdu iPad App as Higher Ed Programs Transition to Digital Course Materials

With over 35 of the nation’s leading Executive MBA programs on board, XanEdu Folio-X is now generally available for all college classes and disciplines. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2011 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – XanEdu Publishing, Inc. announces general availability of its Folio-X solution. Students and faculty will gain full access to the latest e-learning tools to meet the demands of today’s mobile generation of students. XanEdu is now taking program and faculty orders so that students may begin using Folio-X digital course materials in Fall 2011 classes. The product rollout is in step with the company’s strategic technology plan that it launched last summer. In October 2010 XanEdu introduced its Folio-X solution to a subset of business schools. Since then, XanEdu Folio-X has been adopted by over 35 of the nation’s leading Executive MBA programs. “We’re thrilled to see such a great response in such a short period of time, said Tyler Steben, XanEdu’s VP of Publishing.  “Program directors are recognizing the value that it brings to their institutions and now we’re pleased to offer that same value to the entire higher education market.” XanEdu Folio-X combines the best features from XanEdu’s existing digital product portfolio with new products such as the XanEdu iPad App.  The popular app, which was built with input from over 500 MBA participants, enables students to manage and interact with their digital course materials in the same way that they would with traditional print versions.  Unique features include advanced highlighting and note taking and team collaboration tools that support information sharing within a group or with instructors. Outside of the iPad,...