CDI College selects Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf® e-textbook platform to support online learning i

20-Mar-2013

Nashville, TN – Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions and students, today announced an agreement to provide e-textbook management and distribution for CDI College, a leading career training provider in Canada.

“As we expand our programs to meet the changing needs of our faculty and students, it’s clear that we must continue to innovate and provide the most comprehensive online learning tools that are available today,” said Randy Cox, President and Chief Executive Officer, CDI College. “The reliability, scalability and interactive feature sets of the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform and the ease of integration with our learning management system led to our selection of the platform for e-textbooks, e-content management and distribution. Since our integration, we are experiencing positive results at all of our campuses."

CDI College offers career training in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, legal studies, early childhood education, and art & design at 25 campuses across Canada. The VitalSource Bookshelf platform has been integrated with the college’s learning management system, Pearson LearningStudio, where students and faculty users can access books online and offline on a variety of device types including Mac®, Windows®, iPad®, and Android®. Users can make notes, highlights and annotations in their e-textbooks, all of which automatically sync across devices.

“Taking part in a program in which my textbooks were on an iPad was a very easy way for me to keep up with my work wherever I was,” said Katie Hudgins, a CDI College business student and single parent. “The ability to stay organized and keep to a schedule was paramount for me.”

"Digital adoption continues to grow dramatically in higher education, and our VitalSource platform gives CDI College a scalable and flexible platform to provide convenient anytime, anywhere access to the interactive and media-rich e-textbooks that are in demand today," said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased that our e-textbook platform is already contributing to the success of CDI College and the students they serve.”

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the preferred and most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education today. With longstanding relationships with more than 300 of the best-known publishers, and with over 2.9 million registered users on 6,000 campuses worldwide, the platform was designed to support learning and built to scale for dramatic growth. Combining the education and technology background of the Vital Source team with the book industry resources and leadership of Ingram, Vital Source is firmly positioned as a market leader in the digital learning space.

About CDI College
CDI College, Canada’s leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 25 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, early childhood education, legal studies and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed. For more information, visit www.cdicollege.ca.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.