Ingram's VitalSource and Cerego Join Forces to Enhance the Learning Experience

29-Oct-2015

Innovative, adaptive technology will help students learn and retain concepts in context

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - VitalSource Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group company and a leading educational technology company, today announced an initiative with Cerego, the standard for personalized learning, that pioneers a new approach to personalized reading through their e-textbook platform, VitalSource® Bookshelf®.

"This joint effort represents a new approach to learning personalization in higher education," said Kent Freeman, COO, VitalSource. "Together, we expect to deliver interactivity and personalization that will positively impact student engagement and success, and help students learn more effectively."

The new addition to VitalSource Bookshelf will turn studying into a personalized learning experience that is adaptive and tailored to draw students' attention to the material they need to know at a time that is most effective. Students can access digital content on iPad, Android and Kindle devices with VitalSource Bookshelf. They can also use Cerego's mobile application to progress their studies on the go, anytime and anywhere.

"Cerego is thrilled to be a meaningful part of this radical new extension of personalized learning," said Andrew Smith Lewis, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Cerego. "Until now, the potential for personalization in reading has remained untapped. We read to learn, and the way we comprehend, understand, and interact with that information shouldn't be a one-way, static experience. Our work with VitalSource sets out to change that."

The first release of the program, scheduled for early 2016, will power closer interactivity with content for students and instructors. VitalSource is currently recruiting launch partners for the initial release.

"VitalSource is rooted in innovation and accessibility and personalization is a component that we believe will fundamentally improve both the student and instructor experience," said Freeman. "We're confident that with this initiative, we are going to once again pave new ground in how institutions can help ensure the success of all of their students."

About Vital Source
The VitalSource Bookshelf® platform is the most used digital textbook delivery platform in higher education. Vital Source Technologies has more than 500,000 titles available in distribution encompassing content from more than 750 educational publishers.  Content is available to VitalSource Bookshelf users, including those living with disabilities anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of operating systems and devices. For more information about Vital Source Technologies, visit www.vitalsource.com.

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.

About Cerego
Cerego is the standard for personalized learning. We partner with the world's leading publishers, teachers, administrators and institutions to amplify ambitious minds everywhere.

Our technology is built on proven memory science that helps students learn faster and remember longer. We provide mobile, desktop and integrated learning experiences through our APIs and proprietary learning application.

Our team is comprised of experts in memory science, technology and education committed to advancing the personalized learning movement. Cerego is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit: http://cerego.com.