21 October 2015 News Releases

Arizona State University Chooses ProQuest SIPX to Reduce Students’ Course Materials Costs and Enhance the Educational Experience

ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, has signed a three-year deal with Arizona State University.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 21, 2015 – ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, has signed a three-year deal with Arizona State University (ASU), the largest public university in the U.S. with over 90,000 students. ASU will integrate the SIPX Central service—a scalable, self-service configuration that enables anyone at the school to set up course readings—into the campus’ Blackboard learning management system. The technology is unique, sophisticated, yet user-friendly and helps get more library resources and open access content into the hands of instructors. The service will reduce the cost of course materials for students and simplify sharing of the course readings between instructors and students.

ASU joins other new SIPX schools including Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Claremont Lincoln University, among others.

“ASU continues to invest in technologies that advance the future of higher education. Our goal is to continue preparing students for success and deliver a great university experience,” adds Adrian Sannier, Chief Academic Technology Officer for ASU Online. “By expanding access to our library, we are providing the tools needed regardless of our students’ physical location.”

“We are excited to partner with ASU. They are clearly a thought leader in online learning innovation, with ASU Online initiatives like their Starbucks partnership helping employees achieve college degrees and the Global Freshman Academy that gives students of any financial means a way to obtain a quality four-year online degree,” said Franny Lee, ProQuest SIPX General Manager. “ASU and ProQuest SIPX share similar goals of improving education and making it more attainable for all.”

ProQuest SIPX offers three product solutions to support unique teaching and learning workflows:  SIPX Central, SIPX Campus and SIPX for MOOCs, all three based on innovative digital course materials technology that address a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. By connecting students to materials that are open access or available to them through their library subscriptions, the SIPX solutions have saved its customers and students $3.67M to date.

SIPX solutions are affordable, sustainable, easy to implement and offer benefits across campus:

  • Students typically save 20-35 percent in course materials costs.
  • Instructors have more visibility to relevant content that is available at no charge to students, such as open access and library subscriptions, when they assign curriculum readings. They are also supported with intuitive tools for sharing non-subscribed copyrighted materials compliantly and see useful analytics that give insight into students' engagement with reading assignments.
  • Administrators and Deans can optimize and streamline their campus operations while driving student success, supporting quality curricula and lowering the cost of education.
  • IT Directors can easily integrate SIPX into their existing LMS and teaching platforms with SIPX's cloud-based, scalable technology.
  • Instructional Technologists can leverage a fast and easy copyright and content tool to support all types of teaching, including online education innovations and MOOCs.
  • Librarians get more use out of their collections investments and more insight into the content their campus needs for teaching and online education, as well as saving over 50 percent of their own budgets in cases where the library pays for permissions.

For more information contact ProQuest SIPX at sales@sipx.com.

About ProQuest SIPX (www.sipx.com)

A growing leader in digital content and online education, ProQuest SIPX provides proven cost-saving and scalable technology solutions to manage and share course materials under the SIPX® and ProQuest® brands. Developed from a Stanford University research project, the system draws together open access and OER materials, comprehensive publisher content and library holdings into an intuitive web interface that allows faculty or support staff to set up and share course readings with students.

ProQuest SIPX's unique technology makes access to course materials cost-efficient, easy and transparent, including recognizing individual user contexts that permit free or reduced cost access because of factors like library subscription affiliations or a student's geography. The solution supports many use cases, including seamless integrations with Learning Management Systems, library course reserves services, bookstores and copyshops, coursepacks, distance education, continuing studies and global open online courses/MOOCs.

Reported results from using SIPX: average savings of 20-35 percent for students on course materials, over 50 percent savings for library reserves permissions budgets, copyright-compliance for the university and flexibility to support a wide range of faculty's preferred teaching platforms, granular analytics insights for school and library on course material selection and student engagement, as well as cost-recovery opportunities for school- and instructor-owned copyrights.