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Kortext partner with Al Shegrey to support transition from print to digital learning within the Gulf region

Kortext, a world leading personal learning platform and Al Shegrey, a leading provider of textbooks, digital content and publishing services, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), have announced a partnership to further support learners and institutions in the transition from print to digital, as Kortext expands its footprint in the Gulf region.

Al Shegrey, is one of the largest textbook providers in the KSA and their vision to deliver digital content to the Kingdom ties in with Kortext’s solutions for digital textbooks and personal learning. The companies will work closely with publishers, both international and regional to deliver the required content and services to universities and students. With over 50 outlets in government and private universities, Al Shegrey has a strong physical presence and brand in the country.

Tarek El-Said Shallan, General Manager at Al Shegrey commented, “We are delighted to be working with such a progressive company as Kortext, who were awarded Platform of the Year for Education and Reference at The Futurebook Awards 2017. They provide an enhanced digital learning experience with access to powerful study tools such as annotations, read aloud, collaboration and analytics. These are the solutions that our universities are looking for.”

Kortext is rapidly being used by universities around the world and recently partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to provide digital textbooks to students and universities across Egypt. Kortext is one of the first personal learning platforms to provide detailed learning analytics dashboards that demonstrates student engagement, support and progression.

Andy Alferovs, Managing Director of Kortext added, “We have known Al Shregrey for many years and are delighted to formalise our arrangements with such a trusted partner in the region and are very excited about the opportunity to partner with universities across the Kingdom. Al Shegrey’s market reach and digital transition vision make them ideal partners for Kortext and will further enhance learners access to digital resources.”

About Al Shegrey:

Al Shegrey was established in 1990 and has branches in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. With over 50 outlets in government and private universities, Al Shegrey has one of the largest textbook provisions in the Gulf. With over 1000 titles and over 300 translated books, learners have a vast choice from high quality publishing houses. Al Shegrey also has a significant ebook and online service that is focused on supporting the transition from print to digital. For more information please visit,