Elsevier Launches Mobile-First, Personalized Learning Platform

Sherpath is the first educational platform designed specifically for nursing and allied health which integrates content, assessment and simulations customized to each program, course and student


St. Louis, MO, July 28, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has launched Sherpath, a first-of-its-kind nursing and allied health, adaptive and mobile-first education platform focused on improving student outcomes.

“As digital learners, healthcare students now require shorter and more targeted, media-rich content accessible on their mobile devices,” said John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. “And faculty now require data and analytics that eliminate the guesswork associated with teaching and student comprehension. Addressing these evolving educational needs in a digital and mobile age was the fundamental inspiration for the development of Sherpath.”

Elsevier experts created Sherpath to intersperse flexible content modules with frequent assessments to support just-in-time remediation and successful progression throughout the curriculum. With a mobile-friendly interface, adaptive technology, a recommendation engine, machine learning and sophisticated reporting tools, Sherpath delivers a highly personalized, integrated experience for students and instructors.

“While the average professor is already working 50 percent more than the normal 40-hour work week, finding the time to continually monitor the ‘vital signs’ of students’ progress becomes next to impossible,” said Danaher. “Sherpath will help instructors easily understand how their students are progressing, catching those at-risk and intervening before they fail. As a result, Sherpath will also improve student retention, better performance on high stakes testing, and career placement.”

For the past year, Sherpath has been used in pilot programs at 26 higher education institutions across the country and in a variety of program types. In addition to Nursing Fundamentals, the platform also offers collections for three other topics in Nursing (Health Assessment, Pharmacology, and Dosages and Calculations,) as well as Medical Assisting. Additional course collections for Nursing covering Maternity, Pediatric, and Medical Surgical are slated to be added in the Fall of 2016.

For more information, visit Sherpath online here.

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About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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