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LearningExpress becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [April 15, 2015]

Copyright (c) 2015 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.


IPSWICH, Mass. -- April 15, 2015. EBSCO Information Services is adding more resources for students and adult learners with the acquisition of the education technology company LearningExpress. LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content.

LearningExpress features interactive online platforms, products and e-books designed to help users achieve their educational and career goals. Resources include:

LearningExpress Library - features practice tests, complete answer explanations and prescriptive tutorials in unique instructional designs that support the education needs of entire communities through public libraries. Learning Express Library also features resources for elementary through high school plus college and professional career preparation levels. This resource is a finalist for the 2015 CODiE Award

Job & Career Accelerator - provides specialized content and tools to help people find jobs and internships including occupational profiles, a real-time job search engine, resume and cover letter builders and more. Job and Career Accelerator is the winner of three CODiE Awards

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success– features a unique platform for building core skills in reading, writing and math, computer skill-building through video tutorials, complete adult learner preparation for High School Equivalency, and office soft skills in teamwork, etiquette and networking, among many other resources. Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success is a finalist for 2015 CODiE Award

There are more than 1,500 hours of instructional and practice content in the products and more than 200 e-books. The content is developed and validated by 200 plus writers and subject-matter experts. LearningExpress is responsively designed and optimized for all mobile devices.

LearningExpress CEO and founder, Barry Lippman, says that joining with EBSCO will enable the great reach and reputation of EBSCO to bring LearningExpress' acclaimed content to new and broader channels."The acquisition brings two trusted sources together to improve access to this important content. Working with EBSCO will help LearningExpress to expand its reach into more schools and libraries worldwide and provide development resources for future products."

EBSCO Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Mark Herrick, says that LearningExpress will help EBSCO meet the test preparation and career planning needs of its customers. "LearningExpress is a strong company providing excellent products and services. It is a natural fit for EBSCO as we continue to look for ways to serve our core customers."

For more information about LearningExpress, visit http://www.learningexpresshub.com/corporate.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 15, 2015
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Record Number:20510
Last Update:2015-04-15 14:07:50
Date Created:2015-04-15 14:07:27