School: Sydney Boys’ High School, Australia
Date: August 04, 2016
When Sydney Boys’ High School were looking to create a sizeable library of eBooks – they chose ePlatform One. Veronica, Sydney Boys’ High’s Librarian said the range of titles available to engage students and low cost of ePlatform appealed. She says, “Students will not look at a library with only a few titles – it has to be over a 1,000 – the new ePlatform One solution works well for that.”
ePlatform’s focus on local content also appealed. Veronica notes, “ePlatform is good at local content. Other providers just don’t understand our cultural reading at all.”
Motivating readers with attention-grabbing content.
The School has worked hard to promote eBooks – Veronica notes that she has “Plastered the walls with eBook covers.” Veronica says that, “Boys are visual, so you have to capture them visually.”
In addition Veronica is encouraging all Year Sevens to read eBooks in every class. She explains that that different eBook Series have been hugely motivating. “The boys fill up on Series - they must read every one in order too – so if there’s a second book, I order it up for that very reason.”
The look and the workings of ePlatform One is also a selling point for the School – the boys found it more visually stimulating. She says, “It keeps the boys engaged....I wanted students to be delighted with what they see on screen, and ePlatform delivers on that.”
Veronica says they would recommend ePlatform One to anyone that’s looking to start an eBook library. “It offers a good base. For anyone starting out, ePlatform is a good way to start your collection.”
What’s assisting in the success of ePlatform One?