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PressReader into education

PressReader, the Canada-based ‘all-you-can-eat’ digital newsstand, is diversifying into the eLearning market, with the 2018 launch of TextbookHub and the recent acquisition of Evident Point Software Corp.

TextbookHub’s platform “allows teachers to overlay the textbook with quizzes, video, links, notes, and more to create a collaborative learning experience for students without changing a publisher’s content”. 

PressReader CEO Alex Kroogman says: “Since 2018, we have been investing in educational technology. It leverages our expertise in worldwide distribution and consumption of reading content to reach an innovative and growing eLearning market. In just two years, we’ve integrated over 1m educational materials, bringing them to life with interactive features for students and educators working in the classroom or remotely.”