NEW YORK, June 26, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Taking another step forward in the accelerated pace of digital innovation and the company’s products, Mcgraw-Hill announced today that his new Mcgraw-Hill eBooks, along with a free and corresponding ReadAnywhere mobile app for smartphones and tablets, will launch this month for students.
The new eBook solution is the latest addition to Mcgraw-Hill’s suite of affordable print and digital course materials in higher education that saved students $ 55 million in 2018.
Mcgraw-Hill eBooks give students the ability to study anytime, anywhere, on their computer or through the ReadAnywhere app on their mobile devices, even when they are offline. EBooks provide a much more dynamic experience than traditional eBooks, with features like annotation tools, text search capability, and the ability to read text aloud.
“Mcgraw-Hill is committed to providing learning tools that improve student outcomes and support educational equity through wider access and affordability, âsaid Scott Virkler, Chief Product and Operating Officer for higher education at Mcgraw-Hill. âOur extended offer offers even more flexibility to all students. This is especially important for students who are balancing the enormous demands of their time. “
The profile and lifestyle of the 21 averagest student century has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. According to the United States Department of Education, the average age of American students today is 27, and 28% of students have children or care for family members. And, according to a new Mcgraw-Hill study to be published in September 2019, almost two-thirds of students work full-time and take part-time courses, and 28% say they have difficulty balancing work, life and family obligations.
âStudent life is more difficult now than it has ever been before,â said Virkler. âWe should not assume that all students have unlimited access to mobile data and Internet connectivity. Therefore, it is vitally important that we provide affordable and flexible options that meet the needs and circumstances of each student. With the Mcgraw-Hill eBook, we’re giving students even more options that allow them to learn in their busy lives, anywhere, anytime. ”
“The Mcgraw-Hill eBook is very engaging and versatile for instructors and students, âsaid Wayne thomas, acting dean at the University of Oklahoma and co-author of the best-selling book, Financial Accounting. âStudents make essential connections and really learn concepts, not just data points. “
Thomas added that for himself, as an author, the eBook allows him to be more creative when designing content. âThen when I put on my teacher’s hat, I can provide more learning options for my diverse group of students,â he said.
Mcgraw-Hill eBooks will be available for fall 2019 classes on the company’s new “Bookshelf” website, https://myebooks.mheducation.com/, and via the Read anywhere application.
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