CourseSmart® Innovation Continues With Launch of New Reader
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CourseSmart®, the world’s largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, today announced the launch of the New CourseSmart Reader, an enhanced reading platform providing a greater overall user experience, new tools and viewing options. The first of many enhancements planned for 2012, the New CourseSmart Reader is evidence of CourseSmart’s commitment to continued innovation, ensuring that students and faculty have access to a superior digital reading experience on any device.
“As an industry innovator, CourseSmart continually strives to provide faculty and students with a superior experience when using eTextbooks and digital course materials,” said Sean Devine, CEO at CourseSmart. “The New CourseSmart Reader further exemplifies CourseSmart’s commitment to improving learning outcomes and offering unmatched access to the world’s largest catalogue of digital course materials on all the most popular devices in use today.”
The New CourseSmart Reader is available now and can be used with any browser that supports Adobe® Flash® Player. The New CourseSmart Reader has faster page loading times, streamlined navigation and multi-level zooming capabilities. In addition to a new look and feel, users will have access to new tools and functionality to enhance the learning experience, including:
- Notes Management: Ability to view all notes, highlights and annotations in a single location through the My Notes tab, turning annotations made in the margins into a streamlined study guide which can be printed or reviewed on a mobile device for a quick review before a test or exam;
- Highlighting: Capability to activate highlighting function with a single click and add notes to highlighted text;
- Bookmarking: Navigate to bookmark location with a single click and create bookmarks for specific pages; and
- Search: Navigate between search results and book contents as well as view page content alongside the search results through the Search-In-Book function.
With the addition of the New CourseSmart Reader, CourseSmart now offers three reading experiences to ensure students have superior access to their digital course materials on any device they are using. The Classic CourseSmart Reader will continue to provide the reading experience that students and faculty have grown accustom to and the Accessible CourseSmart Reader remains the industry’s most accessible platform, providing a reading experience specifically designed for use with screen readers.
For more information about the New CourseSmart Reader or any of CourseSmart’s three readers, please visit www.coursesmart.com.
As the world’s largest provider of digital course materials, CourseSmart connects education publishers to consumers by providing an efficient distribution platform for their best-selling content in digital form. Founded in 2007, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company provides services to four business segments: Online direct retail for students; Indirect distribution of course materials to students through bookstores; Online faculty textbook evaluation services; and Institutional solutions for faculty and students that are integrated within campus technology ecosystems. CourseSmart improves the educational process and experience by offering all users anywhere, any-time access to the course content they need, including those with vision- and print-related disabilities. With more than 90% of the same core titles offered by major print publishers, the company’s eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than the cost of new print textbooks. For more information about CourseSmart, visit the company’s Web site at www.coursesmart.com.
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