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Millions of students using ebooks as a learning tool in schools

Press Release: Overdrive [September 21, 2015]

Copyright (c) 2015 Overdrive


Philadelphia, PA – International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference –June 29, 2015—Schools and districts across the United States and worldwide are reaping the benefits of providing eBooks and audiobooks in a systematic way that engages students and leverages all devices available. OverDrive, the leading eBook platform for schools and libraries, has created digital content solutions for more than 12,000 schools and districts worldwide tailored to their unique priorities and resources.

Schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students and leveraging technology to support instruction. From novel sets to literacy engagement to textbooks in a variety of subjects, OverDrive continues to see rapid adoption of eBooks and digital audiobooks in K-12 across entire districts.

"We want kids to be reading more, and we're providing more opportunities and cutting out some of the barriers to that," said Kahle Charles, Executive Director of Curriculum, St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado. "With OverDrive, we're able to provide high-quality materials to engage students in critical areas to further their skill sets to become more productive, collaborative people."

OverDrive has helped meet students' and educators' needs with a custom combination of digital content that includes:

Novel Sets

Teachers align curriculum in a cost-saving manner by bulk purchasing novel sets of digital titles.

Textbooks and supplemental curriculum materials

Support for subject areas including math, science, social studies and English language arts, as well as lesson plans and teacher tools.

Professional Development

Learning opportunities for teachers and administrators with content on literacy, leadership, instruction, supporting book studies and professional growth.

Support for ELL Students

A selection of more than 116,000 non-English eBook and audiobook titles in 52 languages are available to support language learning classes.

OverDrive supplements existing school collections with a growing selection of more than two million digital titles from over 5,000 publishers, easily accessible on all major eReading devices, computers, tablets and smartphones, including iPad and Kindle (U.S. only).

For more information about the OverDrive service for schools, visit the OverDrive booth at the ISTE Annual Conference (booth 1538) or www.overdrive.com/schools.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 34,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook, and Kindle (U.S. only). OverDrive offers all digital media on a single platform, and offers APIs to streamline a seamless user experience. OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, now supports fixed layout and narrated eBooks. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com

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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 21, 2015
Publisher:Overdrive
Company: Overdrive
Record Number:21010
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