Thomson Learning Releases New Online Tool to Highlight Changes in New Edition Textbooks
“New to This Edition” Resource for Faculty Provides Easy Access to Valuable Information for the Course Material Selection Process
Stamford, CT, 11/30/2005, Thomson Learning, part of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), today announced its most recent website feature for college stores, “New to This Edition.” This innovative feature will provide college stores with immediate access to detailed information on changes made to new editions of Thomson Learning titles. This valuable information can be found under “My New Editions” on their “My Service Plus” page at http://www.serviceplus.thomsonlearning.com.
“At Thomson Learning, we are strongly committed to meeting the needs of faculty and students by offering a wide range of products and services with the greatest value,” noted Stephen Hochheiser, Director of Academic Reseller Management, Thomson Higher Education. The “New to This Edition” information will help stores more easily and quickly identify the value gained from our new edition textbooks, and they, in turn, can relate this information to their student customers"
In addition to the “New to This Edition” service, Thomson Learning will also continue to provide a detailed accounting of all changes contained in new editions at the beginning of each textbook. Thomson Learning has been providing this information for many years and faculty have come to rely on this resource throughout the adoption decision process.
A December, 2004 Zogby poll of 1,029 college faculty study found that 80 percent of college professors consider it important that the material in texts used for their courses be as current as possible. The same survey established that 62 percent of college faculty prefer to order texts with the most recent copyright date. Put simply, professors want their course materials to have the latest information and most up-to-date materials to help their students succeed.
“Thomson Learning is a pioneer in offering the greatest choice and value and we appreciate the critical role we play in the teaching and learning processes on the nation’s campuses,” said Susan Badger, CEO, Thomson Higher Education. “This new online tool will assist college stores in providing key new edition information to their staff, their faculty and their students, thereby helping to facilitate their institution’s educational success.”
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