Cengage Strikes Deal with Unizin, Offering Discounts on Digital Course...

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Cengage Strikes Deal with Unizin, Offering Discounts on Digital Course Materials

Jan 26, 2017

PURCHASING POWER: Cengage has struck a deal to provide its digital course offerings to the 22 university members of Unizin, a consortium of higher-ed institutions founded in 2014. According to the agreement, students will be able to save up to 50 to 70 percent on purchases of Cengage courseware and digital textbooks.

“The Cengage deal is better than what we had previously negotiated with the company on our own,” Stacy Morrone, Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies at Indiana University, told EdSurge in an interview. The consortium seeks to leverage its size—the schools represent more than 850,000 students—to negotiate volume pricing discounts for products. Other partners include Pearson and Instructure. “Our scale is really important in terms of pricing,” she adds.

Other tools offered by Unizin include Pressbooks, a digital authoring tool for faculty who want to create their own content, as well as Engage, an e-reader platform. Content from Cengage will be delivered through Engage. (Rhyme unintended.)

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