XanEdu (http://www.XanEdu.com), a faculty-preferred provider of CoursePacks and custom textbooks, has launched an iPad publishing program. The move, conducted in concert with several major institutions in North America and Harvard Business School Publishing, will allow students and instructors greater flexibility in accessing course materials.

“The launch of our iPad platform for coursepack publishing is in keeping with XanEdu’s legacy of innovation, which included the introduction of online coursepack publishing over a decade ago,” sys Dan Arbour, CEO of XanEdu Publishing. “Mobile computing is a way of life on campus, and enabling the iPad to be part of the classroom is a new way to engage students.”  

Instructors will use the XanEdu CoursePack Management System to publish materials that students will then be able to access on an iPad. This capability is in addition to being fully integrated into learning management systems on campus. XanEdu’s iPad platform also enables students to take and share notes for a more collaborative, engaging learning experience, says Arbour.