WebAssign, Rutgers University Press Announce Partnership

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WebAssign, Rutgers University Press

RALEIGH, N.C., March 5, 2013 - WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students, announced this week it has established a partnership with Rutgers University Press to provide a best-in-breed solution for the homework and assessment needs of an innovative new introductory physics textbook.

Rutgers University Press' new Physics, the First Science textbook questions will be delivered through WebAssign's robust application to distribute, collect, grade, and record assignments quickly, accurately, and automatically over the Internet, while reinforcing student learning through practice and instant feedback. This powerful online system includes assignment restriction settings to allow for secure high-stakes testing, and allows faculty to upload resources to share with students.

"The accessible, down-to-earth approach presented in Physics, the First Science is complemented perfectly by the individualized online homework and grading tools WebAssign offers," said Elizabeth Scarpelli, marketing and sales director for Rutgers University Press. "Professors can now easily transition to the textbook using the familiar WebAssign services without the additional work required to prepare homework practice exercises and solutions for their students."

According to Peter Lindenfield, author of Physics, the First Science, "We are thrilled that WebAssign now supports our book. We have found that having our questions on WebAssign gives us great flexibility and strongly enhances student response."

WebAssign will specifically allow instructors to create assignments using questions from the textbook; deploy assignments with unmatched flexibility; and calculate and display student grades with a powerful GradeBook.