Jamaica-based BookFusion Limited has entered into an agreement with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) to distribute educational content for instructors and learners through its online platform.
“The CXC-BookFusion partnership is a powerful combination,” explained Dwayne Campbell, BookFusion’s chief education officer.
“CXC’s understanding of complex curriculum development, its vast educational resources, and CXC’s collaborative approach to producing a completely integrated and comprehensive ed-tech solution is uniquely complementary to how the BookFusion team works,” he added.
As per the agreement, BookFusion will provide students, teachers, institutions, and ministries of education with access to CXC’s learning platform, which offers examination content, textbooks, and education support using interactive technology.
In return, the e-book platform will have a bookstore component on the CXC Learning Hub, building on a previous partnership that provided Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination candidates with access to CXC’s resources.
According to Campbell, “…this partnership will help to generate industry-leading technology solutions for ministries of education, publishers and, most importantly, our students and readers.”
Moreover, BookFusion has said that the arrangement will also benefit its local and international partner publishers who will gain a new channel to met customers and have their content reviewed approved and sold
For his part, Dr WayneWesley, CEO of CXC, expressed his satisfaction with collaboration.
“We are pleased by the significantly improved response to the CXC Learning Hub,” he remarked.
“It has helped candidates, parents, teachers, and employers to gain a better
understanding of our syllabuses and individual subjects,” the CEO added.
To mark the launch of the partnership, the regional examination body will release a catalogue of 2020 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment short story ebooks on the CXC Learning Hub’s e-store platform for free — www.bookfusion.com/store/cxc.
“At present, there are over 22,000 registrants on the CXC Learning Hub and the inclusion of BookFusion will further enhance their experience,” Wesley pointed out, adding that the initiative forms part of CXC’s Strategic Plan for 2021–2025, which includes digital transformation of its operations.