Thursday 26 November, 2020

Collins, BookFusion offer free access to CSEC, CAPE eBooks

From left to right: Kevin Fullerton Marketing Representative (Jamaica) for Collins, Dwayne Campbell CEO BookFusion Limited, Tom Cane Caribbean & Africa Sales Manager for Collins.

From left to right: Kevin Fullerton Marketing Representative (Jamaica) for Collins, Dwayne Campbell CEO BookFusion Limited, Tom Cane Caribbean & Africa Sales Manager for Collins.

BookFusion Limited and Collins (part of the HarperCollins Group) have teamed up to offer free and open access to educational resources to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, students, parents and teachers across the island.

The international publishing giant is now allowing free access to CSEC and CAPE titles through the eBook platform.

These texts offer parents and students light, engaging and intuitive educational resources and textbooks to access 24/7 on any device, with the ability to interact with content both online and offline.

The entire catalogue of free Collins resources can be found at https://www.bookfusion.com/libraries/collinslibrary.

Included in the catalogue are textbooks and materials for CSEC and CAPE.

Students, parents and teachers can download the app, or access the website, sign up and immediately access Collin’s free resources at the link provided or in the Libraries section of the app.

BookFusion and Collins have been working together throughout the Caribbean to provide cost-effective digital solutions to schools, institutions and government ministries with the aim of providing seamless and secure digital access to titles from Collins, the companies said in a press release.

Photo shows the eBooks on offer

Dr Elaine Higgleton, International Publisher from Collins remarked: “Collins is delighted to be able to make this educational content available free of charge in Jamaica. This mirrors what we are doing in other parts of the world to help students continue their studies, and to help teachers and parents to support their students and children, during this very difficult and challenging period.”

Dwayne Campbell, BookFusion CEO noted, “BookFusion wholeheartedly believes in open access to quality educational resources. While we continue our quest to improve the reading experience and enhancing learning through superior technology and valued partnerships, I am extremely happy that Collins has led the way in Jamaica as being the first publisher, both locally and internationally, to give Jamaican students free access to its eBooks”.

He added: “While BookFusion has continued to give free access to the Ministry’s educational content, this contribution by Collins represents a huge step and commitment by Collins to advance the educational welfare of Jamaican students during this difficult time. BookFusion is delighted to facilitate this symbiotic partnering between two of our biggest partners - Collins and the Ministry of Education, and we are excited that despite the current crisis, students will continue to have access to high-quality educational resources, free of cost.”

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