Webinar: Mobile Learning Made Easy with XanEdu (October 21st, 2:00 PM EST)

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT Mark Nelson, XanEdu Chief Operating Officer, will provide a guided tour of the XanEdu Nimble Platform. Participants will learn how to do the following: * Upload existing training materials without re-authoring * Create a secure, re-mixable content library * Remix and customize learning materials * Deploy content to mobile devices * Push content changes * Pull back access when users should no longer have content * Track content usage via analytics Register...

XanEdu and MBS Direct Partnership Aims to Provide Easy and Affordable Custom Course Material Solutions to Higher Ed and K-12 Markets

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — XanEdu, Inc. and MBS Direct have partnered to provide a streamlined way to adopt, manage and deliver high-quality custom textbooks to the education market. MBS Direct integrated and launched a white label version, called eText Builder, of XanEdu’s Customization Platform. eText Builder allows faculty to provide course materials specifically tailored to their class objectives, meanwhile reducing the high cost of traditional textbooks. eText Builder empowers educators to efficiently search, evaluate and order course materials, including textbooks, Open Educational Resources (OERs) and over 8 million other content items. Faculty can also upload their own content. Through XanEdu’s customization and self-service technology, educators can source, aggregate and order custom print and digital materials in minutes. For faculty who prefer a more hands-off approach, XanEdu and MBS Direct additionally offer a full-service solution that allows faculty to request outside content using XanEdu’s professional services team. The team then locates the ideal content for the course’s learning objectives and compiles them into the ideal solution. “We are thrilled to partner with MBS Direct and deliver our platform to more faculty and students across the K-12 and Higher Ed markets,” said Brett Costello, Chief Operating Officer of XanEdu’s Academic Division. “We have already seen a tremendous uptake from instructors in both K-12 and Higher Ed due to faculty being able to control price and significantly impact the cost to the learner, and this partnership significantly extends our solutions to both of these markets. The collaboration is helping both MBS Direct and XanEdu to get closer to our mutual goal of reducing student costs while improving student outcomes.”...

Webinar:Mobile Learning Made Easy with XanEdu (October 9th, 2:00 PM EST)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2:00 PM EST Mark Nelson, XanEdu Chief Operating Office, will provide a guided tour of the XanEdu Nimble Platform. Participants will learn how to do the following: * Upload existing training materials without re-authoring * Create a secure, re-mixable content library * Remix and customize learning materials * Deploy content to mobile devices * Push content changes * Pull back access when users should no longer have content * Track content usage via analytics Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3421193471354627585...

XanEdu Partners with Carnegie Foundation to Further Their Goals of Improving Student Success & Reducing Costs to Students

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — XanEdu, the nation’s leader in learning content customization and mobile delivery, is excited to announce a newly formed partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. These two leading organizations in higher education have joined to further their goals of improving student success and reducing costs to students. The Carnegie Foundation selected XanEdu to support and deliver Statway® and Quantway® core course material in print and mobile formats. Integration with XanEdu’s unique customization platform enables the Carnegie Foundation to provide complete customization options to its partner schools’ instructors and seamless digital delivery to the thousands of students already utilizing the programs. In 2010, after acknowledging that more is accomplished by collaboration, Carnegie initiated a network of faculty members, researchers, designers, students, and content experts to create a new system designed to increase student success in developmental mathematics. The network devised two new pathways—Statway® and Quantway® – focused on statistics and quantitative reasoning, respectively.  Statway® and Quantway® reduce the time required to earn college credit while improving the content and pedagogy of developmental mathematics. The Pathways present engaging, relevant, and useful mathematics concepts that students can use in their daily lives. Statway® and Quantway® are taught using common curricula, assessments, and online platform, as well as innovative instructional approaches. Both programs result in significant improvement of student success in much shorter periods of time.  While Quantway® students succeed at two times the rate as those in the traditional system, Statway® delivers three times the success rate, and both accomplish this in half the time. These results have remained consistent for each of the four years these...

XanEdu Receives $8.1M in Funding to Extend Secure Mobile Content Delivery Platform into Corporate Learning, Higher Education, and K-12 Markets

Ann Arbor, Mich. – XanEdu, a leader in learning content customization and mobile delivery, today announced $8.1 Million in funding from new and existing investors including Plymouth Ventures and Superior Capital Partners. This new investment comes as XanEdu extends its platform for secure mobile content customization and delivery to meet growing demand in the corporate learning and development, higher education, and K-12 markets. “Across these business and education markets we see a rapidly-growing need for a secure and easy-to-deploy solution to the challenge of making learning content more accessible and more relevant,” said John DeBoer, XanEdu CEO. “Learning and skills acquisition are now on-going, lifelong imperatives for companies and individuals who wish to remain competitive and relevant in today’s economy.  As students and professionals work harder to stay in step, they are demanding content that is efficiently tailored to their learning needs and available on demand via the mobile devices that are central to their lives. Simultaneously, organizations are seeking more cost-effective ways to deliver learning content while improving learning outcomes.  XanEdu’s platform has been designed to meet these needs while enabling rapid deployment and assuring content security.” Investors are equally confident in the success of secure mobile content delivery and are aware of the overwhelming need for this technology as our society moves to a mobile world. “We recognize XanEdu’s unique ability to grow their already-strong position in higher education and extend their brand into the massive corporate learning and development and K-12 markets,” said Mark Horne, Managing Partner of Plymouth Ventures and XanEdu’s Chairman.  “Of the millions of higher education learners XanEdu has served during the last...

XanEdu Partners with Follett, Integrates with Follett Discover to Streamline Creation of Custom Course Materials

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – XanEdu is excited to announce an enhanced level of collaboration with Follett Higher Education Group. Effective immediately, faculty at college and university campuses across the United States can use a new, streamlined process for creating and ordering custom course materials within Follett Discover, Follett’s proprietary course materials application comprised of the Faculty Discover and Student Discover tools. Partnering with XanEdu, the nation’s leading provider of custom course materials, Follett created a direct portal from its Faculty Discover tool to XanEdu’s customization platform in order to deliver a seamless experience for educators exploring custom content. Schools that have implemented Follett Discover empower educators to efficiently search, evaluate and order course materials, including publisher, Open Educational Resource (OER) and custom content. Through XanEdu’s self-service technology, educators can source, aggregate and order custom print and digital materials in just minutes. Faculty may select from XanEdu’s publisher-neutral library containing more than eight million licensed content items, request outside content using XanEdu’s development services and even upload original content. XanEdu’s Chief Operating Officer Brett Costello notes, “By increasing access to our customization platform and content research services, the new Follett Discover functionality provides faculty members with greater flexibility, choice and ultimately control over the price of their assigned course materials.” The custom books built in XanEdu are instantly sent to Faculty Discover for the campus store to place an order. As course listings are updated in Faculty Discover, required course material information also becomes immediately available for students to view in the Student Discover tool. “Together, the Follett Discover tools provide quick access to the best content to drive transparency, savings and learning outcomes,” said Clay Wahl, Executive Vice President of Sales...