ED MAP Partners with Thuze to Expand eTextbook Options

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Move Supports ED MAP’s Strategy to Help Higher Education Institutions Reduce Costs of Course Materials and Enhance Student Outcomes

[This partnership] is yet another way to deliver quality content, at a lower cost than traditional textbooks, through our OpenVue storefronts.

ED MAP, the leading provider of course materials management services, and Thuze, an exciting new eReader platform with a library of more than 90 e-Books, have implemented a new partnership to enhance each company’s ability to provide institutions with tailored, cost-effective digital materials.

Thuze, developed by Bridgepoint Education, is using the bookstore feature of ED MAP’s OpenVue® platform as its e-commerce engine and to manage the sale of Thuze digital books as well as optional PDF and audio versions of its titles. The wide range of e-Book content available in Thuze includes extensive offerings in the humanities, social sciences, business, and other disciplines. Thuze is an innovative, elegant e-reading experience that is optimized for education and provides students with direct access to content that is mapped to learning outcomes.

Beth Aguiar, Bridgepoint Education VP of Business Development & Product Marketing, notes, “ED MAP has been bringing excellent learning content solutions to their partner institutions for more than 12 years. We look forward to partnering with them to make our affordable, interactive, and current catalog of Thuze e-Books available to their customers.”

According to ED MAP President and COO Kerry S. Pigman, “Having Bridgepoint Education utilize ED MAP’s OpenVue technology to help grow their Thuze business is a wonderful outgrowth of a long-standing partnership between our two companies. Additionally, we are pleased to be able to offer Thuze content and the Thuze reader to our institutional clients. It is yet another way to deliver quality content, at a lower cost than traditional textbooks, through our OpenVue storefronts.”


About ED MAP
ED MAP is a Course Materials Management company. Through its people and technology ED MAP simplifies the discovery, adoption, management, and delivery of quality educational content – a complex proposition given the increasing options of content choices today. ED MAP provides content owners with a streamlined way to gain market share and deliver content; provides content adopters with an efficient way to find, select and curate content from a variety of sources; provides content consumers with an easy, organized way to access content through a single interface; and, provides institutions with a way to facilitate and manage the adoption and delivery of content to effectively lower costs, increase satisfaction, and gain insight to critical data. For more information, visit http://www.edmap.com.

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit http://www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858-668-2580.

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