One of the more exciting applications for digital publishing has always been in the educational sphere, allowing instant downloads and cost-effective purchasing of digital textbooks to penetrate academic markets around the world. As device proliferation continues to move forward globally, the academic content providers are following closely behind to ensure that the content is there for educators and students.
CourseSmart, the world’s largest provider of digital educational titles, has signed an agreement with solutions provider Naseej to bring a library of titles from over fifty educational publishers to the schools that it serves in the Arab nations.
In a press release today, CourseSmart and Naseej explained the potential impact this can have on the hundreds of schools throughout the Middle East that will benefit from going digital on the device agnostic platform.
“We are delighted to join with Naseej in the common goal of increasing educational access and improving learning outcomes for students in the Arab world,” said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. “Together we are responding to the strong market demand and potential in this region, and we are providing eTextbooks already to twelve universities in the region, including such visionary institutions as Higher Colleges of Technology, Saudi Electronic University, and University College of Bahrain. Naseej’s strong local presence and technical expertise are integral to our international growth strategy overall, and our ability to provide excellent service to current and future customers throughout the Arab world.”
“As we continue our mission to spread knowledge and information throughout the Arab World we are pleased to join with CourseSmart to provide digital course materials to students and institutions throughout this region,” said Eng. Abdullah Al Turaifi, VP of Naseej. “The combination of CourseSmart’s large catalog of digital course materials, strong technical and process expertise, and flexible business models meet our rigorous standards for providing world-class digital solutions to customers in this region.”
Along with access to CourseSmart’s catalog of titles, Naseej will now be able to offer its schools CoruseSmart’s Analytics platform for measuring students comprehension and academic improvement, as well as a full complement of interactive learning titles.