Press Release: Softlink International [November 19, 2012]

Softlink supports NSW DEC eBook trial

Copyright (c) 2012 Softlink International

SummarySoftlink congratulates the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (NSW DEC) on the release of its leading school eBook research report titled eBooks for Leisure and Learning.

Softlink congratulates the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (NSW DEC) on the release of its leading school eBook research report titled eBooks for Leisure and Learning.

Softlink Customer Relationship Director Hillary Noye said Softlink was proud to support NSW in one of Australia's first comprehensive school trials of OverDrive eBooks and eResources.

The test project conducted earlier this year explored the innovative use of eBook resources for teaching, learning and leisure as well as steps for implementation.

Results from the trial found a high level of engagement among students, teachers and parents/carers. A summary of results included:

Hillary said "the study is one of the first studies, potentially world-wide to objectively study the benefits of eBooks for teaching and learning innovation within schools.

"This report is a must read for any school considering eBooks now or in the near future."

NSW DEC's free report is available at: http://bit.ly/QRXOJu

The test project was conducted in partnership with the School Libraries and Information Literacy, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (CLIC) and Softlink.

OverDrive is the world's most popular platform for digital content and resources including eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. OverDrive supplies a secure lending platform for 19,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets.

Softlink, developer of leading school knowledge, content and library management solution, Oliver, is the Australian distributor of OverDrive eBooks. Softlink is also a strong industry advocate conducting the Australian School Survey for the past three years and a supporter of the 2012 National Year of Reading.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:November 19, 2012
Publisher:Softlink International
Company: Softlink International
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=17436
Record Number:17436
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-11-19 21:42:36