Cengage Learning and WebAssign Reaffirm Commitment to Joint Learning Solutions

Resolution of dispute benefits academic community

BOSTON—May 10, 2016—Cengage Learning and Advanced Instructional Systems, Inc. dba WebAssign today announced an agreement in principle to resolve an ongoing dispute regarding rights to intellectual property.

The terms of the agreement are confidential but they assure the continued delivery of effective learning solutions, customer and technical support and services that Cengage and WebAssign mutually provide to faculty and students.

For over 10 years, Cengage Learning and WebAssign have partnered to deliver trusted and proven Cengage content to students and instructors, using a unique interactive online homework solution, Enhanced WebAssign, that improves student outcomes in quantitative disciplines. The agreement today affirms the continuity of the partnership to leverage the Enhanced WebAssign instructional platform and Cengage’s unique content in mathematics, statistics, physics and astronomy courses, including the market-leading Stewart Calculus franchise.

“We are very pleased to continue working hand in hand with WebAssign. They are a valued partner and together we remain steadfast in our commitment to engage students and improve learning. We look forward to working together long into the future to offer our trusted content on Enhanced WebAssign,” said Jim Donohue, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning.

“Providing Cengage Learning’s wide range of robust content with the Enhanced WebAssign instructional platform truly delivers high value to faculty and students,” said Alex Bloom, president and CEO, WebAssign. “Through our partnership, we continue to offer a measurably enriched teaching and learning experience.”

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries. www.cengage.com.

About Advanced Instructional Systems, Inc. dba WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. www.webassign.com.