Monday, July 11, 2011

Sapling Learning Partners with Oxford University Press UK & USA

Sapling Learning Adds Oxford University Press UK and USA as Channel Partner for Higher Education Sciences Software.

Sapling Learning, a leading provider of interactive homework and assessment software for High School and Higher Education sciences, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance and channel partner agreement with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP) in both the United States and United Kingdom. Under their agreement, Sapling Learning will customize online homework as an accompaniment to OUP’s higher education science textbooks. Professors who adopt OUP textbooks will then have the option of suggesting Sapling Learning for their students.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford and the largest university press in the world. Its Higher Education Division provides authoritative sources of information on virtually every subject, reflecting the highest scholarly standards and representing the most current pedagogical trends.

Sapling Learning’s software provides highly developed content, proven instructional technology, engaging and relevant learning experiences and effective instruction. It’s easy to use and powerful online learning system advances student achievement while providing timely, accurate student and class performance information to the instructor, without the use of a teacher’s assistant.

“The higher education market consistently shows high demand for customized, user-friendly digital products,” said John Challis, Vice President and Publisher, Oxford University Press, USA. “Rather than develop our own system, we are utilizing the expertise of Sapling Learning, a company that shares our passion for furthering science education.”

Sapling Learning employs Master’s and Ph.D.-level educator support and provides rich, discipline-specific interactions that extend beyond simple multiple-choice to enhance student problem-solving skills and comprehension. Students are more likely to retain information when they are actively engaged, making Sapling’s interactive problem-solving practice and coaching an integral part the learning process.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with OUP, a prestigious organization with objectives very complementary to our own,” said James Caras, Ph.D., CEO, Sapling Learning. “This collaboration is meant to provide access to the best information available for attaining knowledge in science as well as proficiency in critical thinking, problem-solving and applying new technologies.”

Sapling Learning is currently adopted by more than 300 professors in 200 universities in North America.

About Oxford University Press, UK

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. With a presence in more than 50 countries around the world, it furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is one of the largest publishers in the UK, and the largest university press in the world.

About Oxford University Press, USA
The two main offices of OUP USA are located in the heart of New York City and in Cary, North Carolina, which is located in the Research Triangle. OUP USA is a not-for-profit corporation, our mission being to publish works that further Oxford University’s objectives, including its objectives of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. Thus aspiring to the same goals as the University, excellence, authority, and innovation are the cornerstones of our publishing philosophy. Our operations are overseen by a Board of Trustees and all of our publications are vetted by our own Delegates, who are leading scholars appointed from top U.S. institutions. In pursuit of our mission, we maintain an active scholarly publishing program, producing approximately 250 scholarly research monographs each year, as well as trade, textbooks, and professional titles. We have 8,400 books in print and we stock another 7,600 imports from OUP offices around the world. As mentioned above, OUP USA’s books garner numerous awards each year from academic and professional societies.

For additional information, visit www.oup.com/us/.

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