LMS and eLearning Vendors, May 2016
By Don McIntosh www.trimeritus.com
Flat World. Digital textbooks for postsecondary courses. Also offer the Flat World
Learning Platform and introductory post
secondary courseware with a mobile
approach and including gamification and story
Follett eBooks – 300,000 titles focused on the K
12 market and Lightbox that
adds interactive features to the eBooks.
Global Text Project. Publishes open content electronic textbooks on unique topics
in both Spanish and English.
Google Books. Established with the goal of publishing all books. Many books are
available as the result of partnerships with publishers and university libraries.
Out of copyright books are available free, others are available for purchase.
Indigo books/Kobo Books for the Kobo (the Indigo books reader). Also works
with iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/kobo
Online access to journals and books.
Kno. An etext platform for iPads and the Web that offers many features including
a “Course Manager” that helps organize books. Has agreements with many
Liguori Publications http://www.liguori.org/. Liguori Publications is a collaborative
ministry of Redemptorist (Roman Catholic) priests and brothers that publishes
educational and pastoral e
Lumen Learning. Lumen's Candela Learning catalog offers links to its own
content as well as the content developed by institutions it has worked with on
Hill Education Digital Learning Partnership Program. An e
program for higher education. Also enables instructors to use the McGraw
Connect teaching and learning platform, the LearnSmart adaptive study tool, the
Tegrity Campus lecture capture system, and the ALEKS adaptive math program.
MediaTechnics http://www.mediatechnicscorp.com/. A platform that creates
interactive, multimedia, digital publications with photos that come to life as
videos, diagrams that turn into animations, screenshots that open to guided
software tours, and assessment with learner feedback and gradebook tracking.
Tin Can API enabled.
Merlot II. Thousands of open resources on science, math, humanities, and
Packback. Daily and semester rental of e
textbooks. Also Packback Answers,
which gives professors a way to interact with students online through textbook
specific discussion boards.
Project Gutenberg and http://gutenberg.ca/. Over 38,000 free ebooks.
Safari Books Online. 18,000 books, training videos, rough cuts, short cuts, and
articles available online for business and technology. Also offer Clarity SMART
a digital library with access to over 500,000 books from over 900
publishers, Free and fee.
SoftChalk eBook Builder – an authoring tool for making ebooks interactive