LONDON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- CourseSmart Appoints Fionnuala Duggan as Managing Director, International
CourseSmart(TM), the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, today announced its intention to expand the company's global footprint, establishing an initial presence in London. Fionnuala Duggan has been named Managing Director, International to support the development and launch of CourseSmart's global digital course material offering.
"Launching a strong presence internationally has always been considered a key element of our growth strategy, as students and faculty across the globe seek innovative solutions to access their course materials," said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. "Fionnuala is a respected leader throughout the digital media industry with nearly 20 years of industry expertise and a proven track record of developing and achieving global expansion. She will be instrumental in establishing CourseSmart's international eTextbook platform and digital course material offering in the UK and, ultimately, in other international markets."
Prior to joining CourseSmart, Fionnuala served as The Random House Group Ltd's Director of Digital where she led the company's digital activities in the UK and globally, launching businesses for ebooks, audio and Web, as well as further developing the digital business infrastructure to support future goals and expansion plans. Previously, she was a partner at Impresario Media LLP, a consultancy firm which provides strategic advice to multinational media and publishing clients. She also served in various executive roles at EMI Recorded Music, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, and Maxwell Multi Media, among others.
Extending CourseSmart's leading eTextbook platform to an international market will enable students and faculty across the globe to enjoy the benefits of the company's digital course materials, including:
- Anytime, anywhere access to materials via a computer, laptop or any web-enabled mobile device or tablet, including specific apps for the iPads(R), iPhones(R), iPods(R) and Android(TM) devices; - Search functionality for topics within a single book or across an entire eTextbook stack; - Highlighting and note-taking capabilities within the eTextbook, which can be easily recalled or searched; - Page fidelity and preservation, mirroring the print edition's page numbers, full text, diagrams, illustrations and charts; - Ability to cut and paste as well as email sections, notes and highlighted text; - The choice to print only what one needs; and - Access to premium educational content at competitive market prices.
CourseSmart(TM) provides eTextbooks and digital course materials that improve the higher education learning process by offering instructors and students a unique combination of the right course materials and anywhere, any-time access, all at a low cost. As the world's largest digital course materials supplier, CourseSmart has a rapidly growing digital library of more than 90% of core higher education textbooks offered as eTextbooks, the same titles produced by major publishers in print and recommended by faculty. In the U.S., the company's eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than print texts and offer users the ability to print what they need as well as search and copy and paste features which help to streamline students' studies. Additional information can be found on the company's Web site at http://www.coursesmart.com.
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