XanEdu and Flat World Knowledge Partner to Lower the Cost of College Course Materials

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/– XanEdu Publishing, Inc., a leading innovator of customizable course materials, and Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of expert-authored and peer-reviewed open college textbooks, announced today that they are partnering to offer a flexible way for educators to provide students with low-cost textbook and course pack alternatives. The partnership addresses the growing need for affordable course content that professors can easily customize to better fit their teaching and course requirements.  The two companies are integrating Flat World’s MIYO (Make It Your Own) customization platform with XanEdu’s Folio-X e-learning platform for third party content.  Educators now have the ability to pair selections from Flat World’s catalog of open textbooks with any other third party content. “Flat World Knowledge has a unique and progressive business model focused on high-value content at low cost,” said Alar Elken, Chief Executive Officer, XanEdu Publishing, Inc. “Our combined vision is to extend this value proposition to customers in ways that dramatically streamline the aggregation process and reduce the cost of highly personalized textbook alternatives. In addition, our combined customers will have the option to transform Flat World content into dynamic, interactive and engaging digital experiences that enhance learning, encourage collaboration, and improve learning outcomes.  We’re excited to be working with a partner that values customer choice, flexibility and active integration.” XanEdu will provide the aggregation and copyright clearance services of the third party content, and then package and deliver the course materials to students in a variety of popular formats, including XanEdu’s award-winning Folio-X e-learning platform for the iPad and Android tablets. “I have always admired XanEdu’s commitment...