The Ann Arbor online college course material and textbook provider XanEdu Tuesday announced the release of its new XanEdu iPad App version 1.5.

XanEdu says its advanced collaboration features and search capabilities enable students to study smarter, save time and improve team collaboration.  The new version is available now for free download in the App Store.

New features include:

* Powerful new collaboration tools that allow students to share information with classmates or instructors, saving time and helping to better organize group projects;
* Advanced search capabilities that mimic a web browser, enabling students to find key information faster, study more efficiently and create a personal learning archive for future reference; and
* Wireless printing of materials, highlights and notes via AirPrint on the iPad, offering students greater convenience and flexibility.

“We designed these new features to meet the specific needs and studying habits of higher education students,” says Tyler Steben, vice president of custom publishing for XanEdu Publishing Inc. “Our goal is to advance the delivery of digital course materials by providing substantive and dynamic content on devices like the iPad which make students more mobile, more efficient and better engaged with their course materials.”

In a recent study conducted by XanEdu, 97 percent of Executive MBA and MBA students endorsed XanEdu’s approach to digital course materials.

Today’s mobile generation of students expect portability, interactivity and accessibility both inside and outside of the classroom. At the same time, educators are looking for ways to deliver more dynamic and engaging course materials using multi-media and the Web. The XanEdu iPad App, included in the company’s Folio-X solution, was created to synthesize the needs of both students and educators. Instructors work with XanEdu to create dynamic content that is copyright compliant and then deliver it to students via the XanEdu iPad App. More than 35 colleges and universities are now using the system.

Educators may request a price estimate for converting course materials for use in the XanEdu iPad App.

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