BNED to Provide Platform and Analytics Services along with
Affordable Content Solutions to Drive Enrollment Growth at Eastern
Gateway Community College
BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
& Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED), a leading
provider of educational products and services solutions for higher
education and K-12 institutions, today announced it has signed a
multi-year contract with Eastern
Gateway Community College ("EGCC") to provide a full suite of
solutions, including bookstore operations, an institution-wide learning
management system (LMS), LoudSight, BNED's predictive analytics
offering, and digital courseware to the students, faculty and advisors
of EGCC. These solutions are expected to help drive EGCC's enrollment
growth and ultimately improve student retention.
"Our campus services are deeply integrated, and we wanted one partner
that would be able to manage them all seamlessly. We are confident
Barnes & Noble Education can do just that," said Dr. Jimmie Bruce,
President, Eastern Gateway Community College. "We are thrilled to bring
a company so focused on driving student success to our campuses."
This fall, Barnes & Noble College will officially take over the
operation of the Eastern Gateway Community College bookstore and its
e-commerce site. Through its LoudCloud
digital education platform, the Company will also offer a suite of
digital services, including an LMS, predictive analytics, and digital courseware,
beginning this fall.
"The strategic partnership with Eastern Gateway shows the power and
breadth of our digital platforms and courseware. BNED is unique in its
ability help partners address this range of solutions with a one stop
shop approach. Most importantly this partnership will allow Eastern
Gateway to sustain and continue to fuel further enrollment growth across
its body of students," said Kanuj Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer,
Digital Education, Barnes & Noble Education.
In addition to serving students at its two campus locations, Eastern
Gateway also offers online courses to over 5,000 union members. Barnes &
Noble Education's digital services will extend to these students as
well, with a total of approximately 8,000 students set to use courses
offered by BNED Courseware.
"With technology, higher education has expanded its reach beyond just
the students in a classroom," continued Mr. Malhotra. "Eastern Gateway
is closing the accessibility gap and allowing learners to find an
education that works best for them - whether that be in the classroom or
online, at the beginning of their academic career or in the midst of
their professional journey. We look forward to partnering with Eastern
Gateway to drive success on their campus and beyond."
About Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading provider of
educational products and services solutions for higher education and
K-12 institutions, enhances the academic and social purpose of
educational institutions. Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,495
physical and virtual bookstores serving more than 6 million students and
their faculty, and offers a suite of digital software, content and
services including direct-to-student study tools. The Company also
operates MBS Textbook Exchange, one of the largest textbook wholesale
distribution channels in the United States. Barnes & Noble Education
acts as a strategic partner to drive student success, provide value and
support to students and faculty, and create loyalty and improve
retention, while supporting the financial goals of our college and
BNED companies include: Barnes
& Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS
Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED
LoudCloud, LLC, Student
Brands, LLC, and Promoversity,
LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained
by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.bned.com.
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