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RedShelf Grows to More Than 1 Million Users in 2018


Advancements at RedShelf Drive Rapid Expansion of the Digital Learning Community

CHICAGO (MARCH 2, 2018) -- RedShelf, a leading provider of digital learning materials, reached a major milestone of more than 1 million users on its platform with the recent release of the sixth version of the RedShelf eReader. The continued growth of users solidifies the massive industry shift from traditional print educational materials to digital learning materials for students, publishers and institutions.

The launch of the RedShelf eReader V6 provides significant updates to the mobile experience, accessibility, feature set, and offline and printing functions. With these updates, the RedShelf community has one of the most accessible, user-friendly and student-focused reading experiences available.

“This is an exciting moment not only for RedShelf, but for the digital learning community as a whole,” said RedShelf CEO and co-founder Greg Fenton. “With our continued acceleration, we remain focused on providing innovative solutions for our partners and continue to advance teaching and learning through technology.”  

With RedShelf Inclusive utilizing the eReader as part of a unified digital solution, the impact of the V6 enhancements are also reflected in the growth of inclusive access users. RedShelf Inclusive is seeing tremendous growth with more than 140 participating institutions and a 600% year-over-year unit growth with the program.

RedShelf Inclusive has also shown massive growth in user activity and engagement within the eReader compared to standard eBook usage. RedShelf Inclusive students:

  • Log into their accounts twice as often

  • Make twice as many highlights within the eReader

  • Create 139x more notes, flashcards and personalized study guides


At one RedShelf Inclusive partner institution, research shows a 9% increase in students receiving a grade “C” or better during the fall 2017 semester compared to previous terms without the program, and savings to students of more than $330,000. RedShelf will continue to collect and share data on the increase of user engagement, interactions and improved course grades as research on RedShelf Inclusive continues.

About RedShelf
Chicago-based RedShelf is a leading provider of affordable digital learning materials helping to improve teaching and learning through technology. In collaboration with strategic partners, publishers, institutions and campus bookstores, RedShelf streamlines the discovery and distribution of digital textbooks and digital course content for all students. For more information, visit or follow on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.  


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