December 5, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – VitalSource®, a world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, and eCampus.com, a leading virtual bookstore provider for academic institutions, have teamed up to offer students at higher-education and K-12 institutions nationwide an enhanced learning experience.
The Vault digital textbook reader, powered by VitalSource, is eCampus.com’s exclusive eTextbook platform, providing students access to course materials backed by industry-leading technology. eCampus.com is also leveraging VitalSource's innovative frictionless delivery technology to provide seamless access to publisher-hosted courseware and adaptive learning solutions.
“eCampus.com remains a cutting-edge course materials solution for the K-12 and higher-education ecosystem because of our commitment to ensuring a next-level customer experience,” said Matt Montgomery, eCampus.com President and CEO. “By working with VitalSource, our schools can take advantage of best-in-class digital delivery to promote academic success for the 21st-century learner. Vault is a robust eTextbook platform that boasts limitless possibilities for best-fit content delivery. Together, we will forge unprecedented opportunities for our institutions to lead the way in how they meet student learning needs while combating the rising costs of textbooks.”
Vault, supported by VitalSource's eTextbook platform, will now allow students to have 100-percent offline and online access on all major operating systems, including Mac, Windows, Chromebook, iOS, Windows, and Kindle Fire. The industry-leading platform will also give students access to flexible learning tools to drive student engagement with content backed by the best accessibility ratings in the industry. VitalSource powers eTextbook, courseware, and digital materials programs for the world’s top education publishers, colleges, universities, campus stores, and leading retailers. VitalSource is now utilized at more than 7,000 higher education institutions and some of the largest K-12 school districts.
“Helping students get affordable high-quality content delivered through the best platform possible is central to our mission,” said VitalSource Chief Operations Officer, Pep Carrera. “Working with eCampus.com to power Vault and courseware delivery furthers that mission for us. Pairing their excellent bookstore and eCommerce channel with our proven technology represents a win for students everywhere.”
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VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource® helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf® platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 20 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages.
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eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of new, used and electronic textbooks for sale or rent, study materials, and book buyback services. The website launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and pioneered selling used textbooks online. Unlike other dot-com companies at the time, eCampus.com’s executive team brought with them invaluable experience in the textbook industry. The company has repeatedly found success in their ability to be agile and innovative, adapting to the ever-changing textbook market. eCampus.com’s mission is to set online bookstore industry standards for savings, selection, convenience, and customer service as expressed in its slogan “Textbooks Easy. Fast. Cheap!”
Since 2002, the eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore Division has enabled colleges, universities, and K-12 schools to streamline their textbook fulfillment processes while allowing students to obtain all of their course materials through a custom-branded online bookstore. The company has perfected their Virtual Bookstore model, which is powered by proprietary software that is unrivaled in the online textbook industry. The eCampus.com Virtual Bookstore Division currently serves as the official bookstore for over 200 institutions nationwide, with growth experienced each year.
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