Kortext signs up four UK universities to its digital learning platform


An innovative edtech start-up that enables students to access textbooks electronically from any device has added four UK universities to its growing customer base.


Bournemouth-based Kortext has won contracts with the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Worcester and the University of Strathclyde to provide students with its learning platform which enables access to thousands of digital textbooks, anytime, anywhere and on any device. Students will also benefit from other features such as note taking, online group collaboration and referencing.


The new business wins come at an exciting time for Kortext, which has also been appointed to the NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement. As a NICE framework content provider Kortext can supply medical and healthcare related ebooks to the NHS and other eligible healthcare organsisations.


In response to this significant growth, Kortext has expanded its growing team, appointing nationally recognised educational specialists, such as Glenn Thomas, as regional sales manager. Glenn will lead on working with university leaders to implement Kortext, providing ongoing support with training staff and students on the learning platform.


Kortext currently works in partnership with more than 40 UK universities, enabling students to access over 350,000 digital textbooks from more than 650 academic publishers, online or offline on any device. In addition to this, Kortext provides an analytics dashboard for universities, enabling them to see how students are engaging with their course content and identify learning trends.


Andy Alferovs, managing director of Kortext, said: “After becoming the UK’s leading provider of digital textbook solutions and seeing the size of the team double over the past three years, we’re really excited to continue working in partnership with some of the most prestigious universities and institutions in the country.


“Establishing these key partnerships offers us a real opportunity to transform education in an innovative way that’s suited to today’s ‘digital natives,’ ensuring that more students than ever have access to the most convenient and cost effective tools for learning.”


For more information, please visit www.kortext.com