McGraw-Hill Higher Education Grows International Market Through the Expansion of Its Custom Publishing Platform

By Mcgraw-hill Higher Education Mcgraw-hill Create, PRNE
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

McGraw-Hill Create enables instructors around the world to digitally design custom classroom content from library of more than 50,000 sources and receive e-books within hours

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 - McGraw-Hill Higher Education today announced the expanded availability of
McGraw-Hill Create, an innovative platform that gives instructors
unprecedented control over and customization of university classroom content
in English, Italian and Spanish - and by the end of 2011, Chinese and
Marathi. Expanding the reach of McGraw-Hill's content, Create is now
available at colleges and universities throughout Africa, Asia, Australia,
Canada, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, the Middle East and India through
the company's international subsidiaries.

The McGraw-Hill Create platform enables instructors to easily customize
digital content for their courses, combining their own course-specific
materials with a range of other resources. Instructors have instant access to
a vast library of McGraw-Hill resources to develop instructional materials
adapted specifically to the needs of local markets. At Create's core is a
Google-like search engine functionality that enables professors to
immediately pull from a wide range of quality content, including 4,000
McGraw-Hill textbooks, 5,500 articles, 11,000 literature, philosophy and
humanities readings, and 25,000 business case studies from prominent
providers such as the Harvard Business School.

"Through Create, we're giving college and university instructors around
the world the opportunity to efficiently assemble course content that meets
the specific learning objectives of their courses. This customization greatly
enhances the teaching and learning experience, and at a lower cost, since
students are only paying for the content they will need to succeed in the
course," said Talia Griep, president of McGraw-Hill Education International.
"We recognize that custom publishing is one of the fastest growing areas in
the higher education market, rising at a rate of 25 percent annually. There's
good reason for that. By offering our custom publishing tools to the growing
international market, we're responding to faculty needs and putting the power
back in their hands when it comes to course content."

To simplify and streamline the custom publishing process, an index and
table of contents is automatically generated for each Create project. Create
allows instructors to easily save and archive projects to work on at another
time or edit for in the future. Instructors can customize the look and feel
of their Create project by selecting a cover design and adding their name and
course information. Additionally, instructors can share Create projects with
colleagues for review, making content customization a collaborative

Once a Create text has been fully customized, the instructor receives a
digital review copy in under an hour or a print review copy in three to five
days. This represents a marked improvement over existing platforms, which
often take up to three weeks to deliver review copies. Once an instructor
finalizes the book in Create, he or she can make it available for student

McGraw-Hill Education was the first publisher to introduce custom
publishing to colleges and universities nearly 20 years ago. Create builds on
that foundation by adding 21st century customization options, sophisticated
search capabilities, intuitive drag-and-drop user interface and speedy
digital delivery.

Through a partnership with Blackboard Inc., instructors have the ability
to access the full suite of McGraw-Hill Create content through their
Blackboard account, seamlessly integrating Create with their established and
familiar classroom tools. Instructors can also easily upload and incorporate
self-produced content into their Create project.

The international expansion of Create strengthens McGraw-Hill Higher
Education's global presence. McGraw-Hill Connect (
, a web-based assignment and assessment platform, has been available through
McGraw-Hill subsidiaries around the world since it was launched in 2009. In
the last year, international Connect users have dramatically increased from
approximately 1,000 units across six countries in 2009 to more than 40,000
registrations across 28 countries in 2010.

About McGraw-Hill Higher Education:

McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a
leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning
solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide. Through a
comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools
focused on improving student learning outcomes, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
empowers and prepares professionals and students to connect, learn and
succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The
McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes
in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at

Tom Stanton, McGraw-Hill Education, +1-212-904-3214, tom_stanton at

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