BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12 institutions, and Wiley (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), a global leader in research and education, today announced an expanded relationship, which will bring wider access to affordable, digital course materials to campuses nationwide. Through a newly signed agreement, Wiley digital content will be made available through inclusive access models offered on campuses served by BNED through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange subsidiaries.
“Wiley has been a close partner for many years, and we look forward to expanding our relationship to benefit millions of students,” said Ann Fraley, Vice President, Campus Solutions, Barnes & Noble College. “By offering Wiley’s digital content through our First Day™ inclusive access model, we will ensure wider access to affordable course materials at the more than 1,400 campuses served by Barnes & Noble College and MBS nationwide.”
“Wiley understands the financial burden felt by students and we are committed to ensuring they have the materials needed to maximize their success and learning outcomes,” said Alan Pavese, VP, Pricing & Commercial Models, for Wiley. “Partnering with Barnes & Noble Education allows us to provide more students with the affordable course materials they need.”
Inclusive access models offer course materials at reduced prices through a course materials charge for participating courses or programs. According to a recent Barnes & Noble College Insights℠ survey, 37 percent of college students did not feel prepared to start the spring 2019 semester – with inclusive access models, students receive their materials on or before the first day of class, allowing faculty to begin teaching without delay and ensuring students are prepared and engaged with course content from day one.
ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED) is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange segments, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,450 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company offers direct-to-student products and services that help students study more effectively and improve academic performance, enabling them to gain the valuable skills necessary to succeed after college. The Company also operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in the United States. For more information please visit www.bned.com.
BNED companies include: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED LoudCloud, LLC, Student Brands, LLC, Promoversity, LLC, and PaperRater, LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.bned.com.
Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.