Publishers commit to digital text service LearningField

August 11, 2015

On the back of strong growth into the secondary schools market, digital textbook service LearningField has re-signed major publishers Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Pearson for a further three years.

These publishers join others, such as Cengage and Macmillan, in their continued support of the service.

In just two years, the Copyright Agency’s LearningField has been adopted in almost 50 schools due to its simplicity of use, its choice of more than 7,000 chapters of books across every subject area in Years 7-12, and exceptional customer support. LearningField’s director, Ben Heuston, says, “We wanted to improve the way digital textbooks were accessed to enable ease of use and to aid personalised student learning.”

For a single subscription fee, LearningField allows Year 7-12 students to use multiple digital textbooks per subject in a searchable format, linked to the Australian and state curricula across a range of devices. A newly introduced Insights Dashboard allows teachers to access usage data and understand how students are using their texts.

Managing Director of Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand, Peter van Noorden, says, “We are delighted to be renewing our agreement with LearningField. The service puts educators in charge of the learning, offering them the choice of the very best learning materials from Australia’s educational publishers. We are proud to be involved in the initiative and excited by the teaching and learning opportunities it offers Australian schools.”

Managing Director of Pearson, David Barnett, adds “Pearson is proud of LearningField’s achievements, and is very pleased to be renewing our agreement. As one of the founders of LearningField, we’re excited to see the very positive response from teachers and students to this quite unique offering, whilst at the same time being committed to continually improving it.

We believe LearningField is a very important part of the Australian school learning environment.”

Heuston says, “We’re continually evolving LearningField as a platform for all publishers and have also just signed agreements with the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and Impact Publishing. We look forward to adding their resources to our catalogue.”

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