"The Point" learning platform provides online content, services and support to educators and students worldwide
Philadelphia (February 9, 2006) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a leading medical publisher and information services provider and part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has launched thePoint (http://thepoint.lww.com
), an online point of learning platform for nursing, medical, and health professions students and educators. thePoint offers a full array of educational support material and technology, including a Course Management System branded the Course & Content Manager, ancillary book content, e-learning courses and tutorials, and integrated assessment and testing tools.
The site will launch with content from more than 100 textbooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and will be powered by the Desire2Learn Learning Platform. ThePoint provides a unique technology and content solution for students and teachers alike, offering superior content, ease of use and 24/7 customer support.
"ThePoint gives our customers the versatile electronic course administration and sophisticated on-demand content they have asked for" said Betsy Jones, Vice President of Publishing for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. "Via a single, user-friendly platform, educators can manage, design or bolster their curriculum, and students can expand their learning experience well outside the classroom."
The site includes a complete suite of teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery, assessment, communication, learning management. It provides instructors with online supplements to LWW textbooks, links to teaching resources, and access to LWW's custom print publishing program, so they can order just the information they need when they want it. Students can link to learning resources such as tutorials, study guides and interactive simulations that support LWW textbooks.
"Instructors are being pushed by their administrators and students to utilize e-learning technologies, but many of our customers tell us they are not yet fully comfortable with how to use this technology to best support their teaching," said Jones. "To support these customers, we are providing 24/7 customer support via phone and e-mail, coupled with a deep and powerful learning platform and comprehensive, respected content."
For more details, visit http://thepoint.lww.com
.About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.LWW.com
) is a leading international publisher of professional health information resources for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. Nearly 275 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines are published under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health.About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Conshohocken, Pa.) is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons for medical and drug reference tools and textbooks; Ovid Technologies, Medi-Span and SKOLAR for electronic information; and Adis International and Source® for pharmaceutical information.
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