July 20, 2016
Follett Higher Education Group collaborates with VitalSource to enhance the digital learning experience
WESTCHESTER, IL. – July 20, 2016 – Higher education's largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group's educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave™ digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and customers hassle-free access to the best digital content.
"Follett's relationship with VitalSource bolsters our campus store offerings to ensure we're supporting classroom success with an optimal digital reading experience," said Roe McFarlane, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Marketing for Follett Higher Education Group. "On a broader scale, BryteWave enhancements also support the continued growth of our includED program and Follett Discover as more and more of our partners look to Follett for solutions that promote seamless access to digital content."
Supported by VitalSource's eTextbook platform, BryteWave will offer more titles than ever before and feature flexible learning tools, like sharable notes and highlights, to drive student engagement with content. In addition, BryteWave users will have consistent streamlined access to content across multiple devices and eight different applications. VitalSource has the best accessibility ratings in the industry and is the only reading system to score 100 percent compliance with industry-wide tests for accessibility on Windows and iOS Bookshelf, and Android applications.
"Giving students the best digital tools to supplement their classroom experience is important to VitalSource and to Follett," said Pep Carrera, COO, VitalSource. "By working together, we're expanding the ways and opportunities for students to use digital to get the most out of their education, ultimately improving success in the classroom."
BryteWave, Follett Discover and the includED program are all part of Follett's Academic Tools and Utilities solutions suite. Follett works directly with its partners to identify and implement the best solutions to drive access, affordability, and most importantly, academic success on each campus.
BryteWave titles are currently available at www.brytewave.com and across Follett's campus store network of more than 1,200 local stores and 1,600 virtual stores. For more information on Follett's BryteWave, visit www.brytewave.com. To learn more about VitalSource, visit www.vitalsource.com.
About VitalSource | www.vitalsource.com
VitalSource Technologies Inc., 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 40 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 2 billion pages.
About Follett Corporation | Follett.com
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus stores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.