3 Michigan Firms Design Award-winning iPad App for Higher Education

XanEdu Publishing, Whole Brain Group and Arbormoon Improve the Way Students Engage with Digital Course Materials FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 19, 2011 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – XanEdu Publishing, Inc., the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, announces that its work with Ann Arbor, MI-based companies, The Whole Brain Group, LLC, an integrated marketing and design firm, and Arbormoon Software, Inc., a mobile software development company, has earned a Campus Technology 2011 Innovators Award for the creation of the XanEdu iPad App.  The app makes it easier for today’s mobile generation of college students to use, manage and engage more with digital course materials.  The XanEdu iPad App project was one of 10 winners selected in six categories out of nearly 400 entries. Campus Technology, who announced the winners on May 15, 2011, selected XanEdu for the award because the company’s approach and development methodology involved direct input from hundreds of college students across North America, including more than 500 students in over 50 courses at NYU Stern School of Business. Tyler Steben, VP of Custom Publishing, XanEdu Publishing, Inc., said, “This process enabled XanEdu to truly understand how specific features could enhance the student learning experience in a digital environment. Students expect portability, interactivity and accessibility both inside and outside of the classroom. At the same time, educators are looking for ways to deliver more dynamic and engaging course materials using multi-media and the web.  The XanEdu iPad App was created to synthesize the needs of both students and educators.” Instructors work with XanEdu to create dynamic content that is copyright compliant and then deliver...

XanEdu Earns Campus Technology Innovators Award

XanEdu iPad App Recognized for Enabling Mobile Learning at NYU Stern School of Business FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2011 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, has been recognized as a 2011 Campus Technology Innovator for the development and use of the XanEdu iPad App at NYU Stern School of Business. Campus Technology announced the winners on May 15, 2011. NYU Stern and the XanEdu iPad App project was one of 10 winners selected in six categories out of nearly 400 entries. XanEdu‟s work at NYU Stern was chosen because XanEdu‟s approach and product development methodology involved direct input from hundreds of students across North America. This process enabled the company to truly understand how specific features could enhance the student learning experience and help students engage more with the digital content being delivered to them. Maya Georgieva, Assistant Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at Stern School of Business, New York University, stated that as a result of this student-centered approach, “97% of the students surveyed indicated that they would recommend XanEdu’s approach to digital course materials.” NYU Stern was in need of a solution to meet the demands of a mobile student body while offering flexible learning opportunities for its full-time and part-time working professionals. NYU Stern‟s CITL partnered with XanEdu on a pilot program in the fall 2010 term that involved more than 500 students in over 50 courses. XanEdu delivered digital course packs on the iPad and asked students to contribute to the development of collaborative tools which could support group...