Millions of Students Using eBooks as Learning Tool in Schools
CLEVELAND – September 17, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that nearly 13,000 schools and districts representing more than five million students from 41 countries have access to digital books this school year. Over the past nine months, nearly 1,600 new schools and districts adopted OverDrive as their digital content solution which includes best-selling authors, new release titles, classics and more.
More schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students by leveraging eBook and audiobook technology to support instruction in the classroom. From novel sets to textbooks, reference materials and professional development in a variety of subjects, OverDrive continues to see rapid adoption of eBooks and audiobooks across entire districts. One example, St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado, implemented its 1:1 initiative with a custom combination of digital content.
OverDrive supplements existing K-12 curriculum content with a growing selection of more than two million digital titles from over 5,000 publishers, easily accessible via the industry’s highest-rated app and on all major eReading devices, computers, tablets and smartphones, including iPad®, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only).
For more information about the OverDrive service for schools, visit www.overdrive.com/schools.
OverDrive is the leading digital distribution platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, periodicals and streaming video to 34,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, 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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