Award-winning statistics textbook now enhanced with WebAssign and available worldwide
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, and the United Kingdom division of SAGE, a leading independent publisher, have joined forces to augment an award-winning statistics textbook. Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics, Fourth Edition, by Andy Field is now enhanced with WebAssign's online homework and assessment capabilities. This partnership adds more than 2,000 relevant questions available for use as homework, quizzes, or student practice in WebAssign.
WebAssign has worked with SAGE in the US since 2011, but the expanded global alliance supports the international offering of the WebAssign product as a complement to SAGE's best-selling and leading statistics textbook to faculty and students worldwide.
"This new product offering represents a remarkable union of a successful textbook with an online learning component," said Alex Bloom, president of WebAssign. "It dramatically shifts the teaching and learning experience."
With a set of questions developed specifically for the online environment by author Andy Field and a collection of application-based questions organized within four distinct disciplines, WebAssign is an ideal teaching tool to support adopters of Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics, Fourth Edition. These author-written questions are linked to the appropriate section in the eBook creating a seamless and intuitive online learning experience. WebAssign can be purchased separately or bundled with the eBook version.
"Student reading habits are changing, with a much higher demand for interactive material that engages the student while on the move," said Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director, SAGE. "The work we have done on the fourth edition of Andy's textbook, launching SAGE's MobileStudy, and working with WebAssign to make the text more digitally interactive, is a direct response to a large amount of feedback we've had from students around the world, and, we believe, meets their needs in an innovative and highly effective way."
WebAssign is also adopted by all major academic publishers, integrated with more than 600 science and math textbooks, and enhanced with a robust selection of independently developed original content, making it easy for faculty to enrich the teaching and learning experience. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments.
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. For more information visit www.webassign.net
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com
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