Firms sign agreement bringing e-textbooks to the Arab world

CourseSmart, a leading digital content services company and the world's largest provider of digital course materials, today announced a strategic partnership with Naseej, the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab World. 

This agreement will provide Higher Education Institutions in the region with access to the largest library of eTextbook resources from over 50 publishers.

According to the agreement, Naseej will provide hundreds of higher education institutions across the region with access to CourseSmart's expansive catalogue of textbook titles in digital format.  Through CourseSmart's platform, students, faculty, and institutions in the Arab world will now have access to eTextbooks and digital tools that will enhance their learning experience and encourage further engagement. These benefits include:

Access to the world's largest selection of eTextbooks and other digital course materials

eTextbooks that are accessible online and offline to all students, including those with print related disabilities

Easy navigation with note taking, search, copy/paste and highlight features

Access to recent CourseSmart product enhancements including the availability of CourseSmart Analytics and interactive content, both of which increase student engagement and cost-savings

CourseSmart eTextbooks are device agnostic, supported by any web-enabled device including laptops, iPad and Android mobile devices.

"We are delighted to join with Naseej in the common goal of increasing educational access and improving learning outcomes for students in the Arab world," said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart.  "Together we are responding to the strong market demand and potential in this region, and we are providing eTextbooks already to twelve universities in the region.  Naseej's strong local presence and technical expertise are integral to our international growth strategy overall, and our ability to provide excellent service to current and future customers throughout the Arab world."

"As we continue our mission to spread knowledge and information throughout the Arab World we are pleased to join with CourseSmart to provide digital course materials to students and institutions throughout this region," said Abdullah Al Turaifi, VP of Naseej.  "The combination of CourseSmart's large catalog of digital course materials, strong technical and process expertise, and flexible business models meet our rigorous standards for providing world-class digital solutions to customers in this region."
 

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