McGraw-Hill Education Launches Digital Learning Partnership Program in Time for Fall 2013

McGraw-Hill Education is launching a new ebook program for colleges and universities.

McGraw-Hill Education aims “to make course materials more affordable to students,” said Tom Malek, vice president of learning solutions and services for McGraw-Hill Higher Education in a statement. Taking university learning digital in a way that leads to “deeper learning, better pass rates, and higher rates of retention” is the eventual objective for the Digital Learning Partnership Program, according to Malek.

The Partnership Program launches this week in Denver, at the Educause 2012 conference where higher-ed professionals, focused on IT, are gathered for professional development, networking and solution sharing. It will be available for schools to implement beginning Fall 2013.

Started as a pilot program that now has 25 institutions, McGraw-Hill Education’s Digital Learning Partnership Program allows instructors to choose from materials provided by McGraw-Hill Education’s e-textbook partners as well as from other providers, like CourseSmart.

Universities can modify the program, in conjunction with McGraw-Hill Education, by selecting their ebook vendor, price structure and subscription duration.

McGraw Hill intends this program to be more adaptable and therefore more valuable as a learning tool than similar programs from Ingram, Wiley and others.

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