Cengage and EDGE Learning Media partner to expand access to learning for South Africa’s tertiary education students and instructors
Andover, Hampshire UK and Cape Town, South Africa – February 18, 2020 – Cengage, an education and technology company, and EDGE Learning Media today announced an agreement for Cengage to distribute EDGE’s catalogue of leading tertiary print textbooks into the South African public university sector, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.
EDGE’s focus on improving the student learning experience through local content in its suite of Southern African textbooks in Business, Finance, Accounting, Humanities, and Social Sciences, developed for South African education providers, complements Cengage’s portfolio.
Andrew Hibling, Chief Executive Officer, EDGE said:
“EDGE has been producing local textbooks for the South African Higher Education sector for some time now. Our partnership with Cengage will allow us a greater reach to more Southern African higher education institutions.”
Cengage is a leading textbook and digital courseware provider to the higher education sector, both globally and within South Africa, and works with local academics and content experts, to produce and deliver content and learning solutions. Many titles feature case studies set against a South African context and highlights of leading South African research.
Under the agreement, Cengage will partner with EDGE Learning Media as its sole sales agent of textbooks into the public tertiary education sector with immediate effect.
Andrew Robinson, Director of Higher Education, Cengage EMEA said:
“We are excited to be working with the team at EDGE and taking their innovative range of textbooks to the public tertiary education market in South Africa. The breadth and depth of the EDGE portfolio complements Cengage’s international and South African titles, and further extends the choice of material available to support instructors, and to help students succeed.”
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About EDGE Learning Media:
EDGE is a learning experience design company that creates both print and digital resources that enrich the students’ learning experience. EDGE believes in the power of education to improve lives, society and the world. This belief drives them to challenge the status quo of learning methodologies, to be innovators of instruction and to apply our knowledge, skills and best practices to help design the future of learning. Thus, EDGE strives to produce high quality, enriched, versatile and engaging learning experiences with comprehensive learning design and locally orientated academic content.
EDGE offers a range of products and services that cater to the needs of the South African provider and focus on enriching their students’ learning experiences. These include:
- A full range of post-school education and training textbooks and bespoke academic publishing solutions.
- Instructional design, learning design and eLearning interaction design that link old and new learning methods, enable communities of learners and provides media rich content housed on user-friendly technology.
- A suite of quality advisory services to enable and empower providers.
EDGE partners with its clients and acts as a complete learning experience strategy partner – “we cater to our clients’ needs and focus on enriching their students’ learning experiences”.
For further information visit: www.edgelearningmedia.com
Cengage is the global education and technology company built for learners. Cengage’s products and services create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Cengage is united by a single belief that every student has the potential to be unstoppable. Confident students are successful learners, so Cengage designs tools that keep them moving toward their goals.
We enrich the relationship between educators and students by:
- Putting students at the centre of all product development,
- Partnering with educators to create solutions, share student insight,
- Providing curated content in new delivery models to empower libraries as they transform into centres of learning.
With operations in 20 countries, employees residing in 38 countries and company sales in more than 125 countries, our products and services have reached over one billion learners around the world.