Elsevier to Introduce Next-Generation Personalized Learning Solution at NLN Education Summit 2015, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Sherpath” is the first nursing educational platform to integrate content, assessment and simulations personalized to each program, course and student

Philadelphia, PA, September 29, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will unveil its new, next-generation personalized learning solution at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, in Las Vegas.

The first of its kind for nursing education, Sherpath uses data, analytics and adaptive techniques to track students’ interactions with content, assessments and simulations while providing a highly focused learning path for each student. Sherpath empowers faculty to easily customize the learning modules to their specific course outcomes. Programs will now have real-time, learning analytics to monitor their program against accrediting body standards and student success towards licensure.

Developed by Elsevier Education experts using original research with students and instructors, Sherpath addresses the current needs at the educator, student and program levels. It is a personalized learning suite that integrates digital learning materials and the technology necessary to ensure nursing education program success for students, instructors and institutions. With a seamless, responsive and optimized platform, Sherpath provides a tailored learning path at the individual level, guiding the student to success on formative and summative assessments and ensuring a simple and engaging process of genuine learning.

“What is so exciting and unique about Sherpath is that it’s designed to provide nursing students with greater confidence in their knowledge and empower faculty to teach with the utmost impact because they will know their students’ strongest and weakest areas,” said John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. “Not only will this result in an overall better learning and teaching experience for students and professors, but we’re looking forward to seeing better, long-lasting outcomes for students.”

NLN Education Summit attendees can visit the Elsevier booth (#521) for a hands-on demonstration of Sherpath’s capabilities and benefits. Attendees who stop by for a demonstration will qualify for a special giveaway.

“We understand that educators and academic institutions are struggling with incomplete,disparate technologies that address small pieces of the puzzle without offering a complete integrated solution, one that marries trusted educational content with the best that technology and analytics has to offer,” said Danaher. “Sherpath accomplishes that. It’s been designed from the ground up to address today’s on-the-go learning environment where students are often overwhelmed and pressed for time and instructors are challenged to teach them effectively wherever and whenever students can learn.”

Additionally, healthcare program directors can use Sherpath to monitor each program, course and campus at their organizations to ensure accreditation compliancy. Sherpath is currently piloted in 15 schools throughout the U.S. and will be available commercially in Summer 2016.

For more information, visit Sherpath online here.


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. 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, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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