YUDU Media Teams Up With Educators, Publishers To Enhance Academic Features
LONDON (April 3, 2013) – In response to valuable feedback from a variety of educators and publishing experts, online publishing pioneer YUDU Media today released several new and enhanced features on YUDU Education, a revolutionary technology tool that allows publishers to easily convert textbook content to digital form, as well as add rich media elements to accommodate the interactive focus of today’s teachers and students.
YUDU Education’s sophisticated, yet cost-effective, cloud publishing platform puts publishers back in the driver’s seat, allowing them to maintain their distribution channels and important educator relationships while providing users with maximum ease of access across multiple platforms, including tablets, smartphones, desktops and laptops. Publishers who recently signed up for the app include Educate.ie and Edco and Rhinegold Publishing.
According to YUDU CEO Richard Stephenson, educators are ultimately the key influencers in the world of education’s publishing process, especially when it involves how to best serve the needs of teachers and students.
“The new and enhanced features have been meticulously created by YUDU’s technology team in response to what they have discovered after spending valuable time with educators and publishers in the marketplace,” said YUDU CEO Richard Stephenson. “Together, we have collaborated to develop digital products that will engage schools, teachers and students. This kind of partnership is crucial in helping to make positive changes in the evolving world of educational technology.”
One of the publishing tool's most popular new features is called Freehand Highlighting. This allows students to highlight a page, change nibs and alternative colors on a particular page of their tablet. These edits and markings can then be translated and viewed on a desktop computer.
“This feature seamlessly synchronizes across all of a student’s devices, so they can view content on a smartphone, for example, and then pick up where they left off later on a tablet or PC,” he said. “YUDU Education recognizes today’s need to embrace multiple digital platforms.”