enTourage Systems, Inc. announced today that it is working with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), for a semester-long pilot program with the enTourage eDGe.
Students in the Introduction to Drawing and Technology Applications in Public Management and Criminal Justice classes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice are testing the devices throughout the fall semester with e-textbooks and PDFs that can be downloaded, annotated and shared to provide feedback after incorporating the enTourage eDGe into an academic curriculum.
“The enTourage eDGe is a useful tool for students as it puts media to work and improves the learning process,” said Asghar Mostafa, CEO of enTourage Systems, Inc. “It provides a practical alternative to a 30 lb. backpack for people studying a variety of disciplines from art to public administration and more.”
”CUNY embraces new technology as we strive to evaluate the best learning tools for our student body,” said Brian Cohen, CUNY’s Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer. “We have provided classes in John Jay College’s art and public management departments with enTourage eDGe dualbooks that allow for annotation and note taking in the body of e-textbooks among other functionalities, to help gauge how the device impacts our courses and our students’ success. One advantage of the enTourage eDGe over other devices is its utilization of the open source Android operating system.” “Students with Android based smart-phones find the eDGe interface very intuitive,” according to Professor Adam S. Wandt, Deputy Chair for Instructional Technology, Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Chairperson of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology Research and Development Group.
enTourage Systems’ e-book store includes 250,000 trade titles, 25,000 e-textbooks, as well as over one million free public domain books digitized by Google. The e-book store is a key component to the enTourage Systems eco-system, providing a controlled user experience that also includes document back-up and sharing between devices.
enTourage Systems will be on-site at EDUCAUSE October 12-15 in Anaheim, CA at booth #325.