Middlesex University selects Kortext and JS Group
by Roberta Nicora

Middlesex University is committed to enhancing student achievement and learning satisfaction through the quality of its teaching and always placing the needs of students first.

For the 2014/15 academic year as part of this commitment, Middlesex University is introducing an innovative etextbook programme for their undergraduates which it will be piloting in two Schools. The University will be providing undergraduates with their core etextbooks as part of their course fee. Not only is Middlesex University making these essential learning resources available to students but it is also integrating the textbooks with its VLE to ensure that students get the full benefit of these resources.

To deliver this programme, Middlesex University has chosen to work with Kortext, the UK's leading digital learning platform and etextbooks provider, and JS Group. Kortext has been selected as the digital learning platform and JS Group will work with University staff on promoting, introducing and supporting the overall programme.

Nick Bevan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Director of Library and Student Support, Middlesex University, commented

"We conducted a very thorough tender for this programme and selected Kortext and JS Group because of the way the Kortext digital learning platform supports collaborative learning, the comprehensive support model that has been developed by JS Group and the deep commitment from all parties to a partnership model going forward."

The programme will be introduced to support specific courses in 2014/15 before being rolled out to all students. Andy Alferovs, President of Kortext, said

"Being involved from the outset in what will be one of the most significant student etextbook programmes to date in the UK is fantastic. I am particularly excited that we will be adding real value for students at Middlesex University by integrating their eBooks with their VLE. It’s a model I am sure other universities will want to adopt."

Peter Gray, Chairman and CEO of JS Group added

"It’s a privilege to be able to work with Middlesex University and to support their commitment to student achievement and satisfaction. JS Group’s focus and purpose is to deliver better learning outcomes for universities and their students and this programme is set to do both."



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