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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Embraces Elsevier's Digital Textbook Platform for Radiography Program
Date:10/19/2011

ST. LOUIS, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Elsevier's Pageburst platform to be utilized in several of college's curriculum, including noted Radiography Program

Elsevier, the leading global provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today that West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and a public, two-year, degree-granting institution located in Paducah, KY., has been using and will renew Elsevier's digital textbook suite for students in WKCTC's Radiography Program in 2012.

WKCTC's Radiography Program prepares students for a career as a diagnostics radiographer through a 22-month program consisting of four semesters and one summer intersession. During the program, students take various courses that utilize Elsevier's Pageburst™, a content delivery platform that allows users access to an entire library of Elsevier's digital textbooks. Pageburst gives instructors the opportunity to integrate their lecture notes within the digital textbook, providing students with a comprehensive overview of the topic and additional highlights from the instructor.

"The digital textbooks are simple to set up and very easy to use," said Mandy Russell, a first-year student at WKCTC. "As students we have really benefited from the information our professor has highlighted in the digital textbook and called special attention to for upcoming quizzes, tests and important subjects. Ultimately, the digital textbook capabilities help you learn more efficiently."

David Heflin, Radiography Program Director, has seen more interaction among students after the use of Elsevier's digital textbooks. According to Heflin, although the print-to-electronic shift can present some challenges, "the pay off, such as engagement of students and efficie
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