June 1, 2016
VitalSource, Ingram's education technology division, announced today that it has partnered with Clever to enhance its digital content delivery platform, Bookshelf. VitalSource will incorporate technology from Clever to increase security and create "seamless and secure data integration" between Bookshelf and schools' student information systems.
Full press release below:
VitalSource Continues to Improve the Learning Experience with New Enhancements
VitalSource and Clever Collaborate to Provide One-Click Access to Materials for K-12 Students
Nashville, Tenn. – June 1, 2016 – VitalSource, Ingram Content Group's educational technology division, and Clever are collaborating to reinforce security and convenience for K-12 users of VitalSource's digital content delivery platform, Bookshelf®. VitalSource is incorporating technology from Clever to create seamless and secure data integration between Bookshelf and a K-12 school's or district's student information system (SIS), all with single sign-on access.
"Growing our services for K-12 schools and districts and making it easy for them to streamline their processes is important for VitalSource, said Pep Carrera, VitalSource's COO. "We've worked with Clever to enrich services for K-12 users by providing secure delivery of digital learning content with single sign on to our Bookshelf platform for students and teachers.
Enhancements to the VitalSource Bookshelf platform allow schools and districts to focus on curriculum development while providing the technology to access and deliver the content. Schools and districts can easily ensure that student enrollment records, staff accounts and class rosters are integrated and updated automatically. Plus, students can access the VitalSource Bookshelf platform with one click from a secure portal.
"Partnering with exciting and innovative companies like VitalSource that empower teachers and enhance learning is Clever's goal, said Dan Carroll, chief product officer and co-founder of Clever. "Today, Clever is used by more than a third of K-12 schools in America. Together with VitalSource, we can extend the reach of our platforms and improve learning outcomes in even more schools across the country.
VitalSource's seamless integration with existing systems via Clever creates a user-friendly interface that gives teachers a way to share instructional resources, assignments, activities, and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards. Students will not need to enter any information to have VitalSource accounts and use mobile and desktop editions of Bookshelf.
VitalSource Technologies Inc., part of Ingram Content Group, is a leading educational technology company and the preferred choice among higher education institutions, faculty and publishers. VitalSource has delivered compelling digital content to more than 12 million students in 200 countries and territories worldwide, and we have more than one million titles available in distribution from more than 750 education publishers. For more information about VitalSource, visit www.vitalsource.com.
Clever is the platform that powers the classrooms of tomorrow. Founded in 2012 by educators and technologists who knew that widely available educational apps could improve both teaching and learning, but that tools to deploy and secure the applications were simply unavailable. Today, one in three innovative K-12 schools in the U.S. trust Clever to secure their student data as they adopt learning apps in the classroom. In 2014, Clever won the ‘Crystal Clear' award by the Digital Innovation Learning Awards. It is also the trusted provider of the American Federation of Teachers, who uses Clever to secure its own ‘Share my Lesson' platform with its teacher members. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Partners, Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, and GSV Capital, Clever currently has 100 employees and is based in San Francisco, California. For more information visit www.clever.com