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The Business Solutions Group Spring 2013 Newsletter Inside this

Greetings from Your Wiley Account Manager


Happy February! I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. I am so excited to share with you the wonderful selection of resources we offer. Specifically, I want to take a moment to discuss WileyPLUS.

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Are you: 

Looking to bring technology into your classroom or find new ways to engage your students?

Interested in improving student outcomes?

Scared that technology will only add a burden to your already full teaching schedule?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please take a look at the WileyPLUS information in this newsletter. With over 2 million student users, WileyPLUS is a proven product that has been tested and approved in classrooms across the country. We partner with our WileyPLUS users, and provide support for faculty and students via 24/7 technical support, virtual training sessions, training videos, one-on-one mentors, WileyPLUS Account Managers, and more.

Liz Tomc Account Manager 877-591-7764, Select 1

Still curious? Give me a call and together we will venture into the new frontier of incorporating technology into your classroom. Sincerely, Liz Tomc

Important Links

Evaluation Copies You can request evaluation copies two ways: 1) Request your digital copy through CourseSmart by clicking below. CourseSmart Digital 2) For print copy requests, please email

Important Links BSG Virtual Catalog Market Trends & Curriculum Guides

Managing the Digital Transition: Strategies for Planning, Teaching, and Learning Complimentary Seminar Series

Wiley Custom Select

Best Practices in Online Learning Complimentary Seminar Series


Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) Program

The Wiley Faculty Network

Wiley Business Currency

Wiley Learning Institute

Wiley Flex Options


Custom & Digital Solutions

When you think custom content do you think‌ Complicated, Inflexible, or Expensive? Not at Wiley. Wiley Custom Select offers an array of tools and services designed to put content creation in your hands. Our suite of custom products empowers you to create high-quality, economical education solutions tailored to meet your needs.

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At Wiley we make it simple. You can enhance your curriculum with our custom solutions program or use Wiley Custom Select, our online tool, to build your own custom alternatives in three easy steps. One size doesn't always fit all when it comes to developing learning materials. We have created a variety of flexible solutions, including customizing a new text, enhancing your current book, developing a custom lab manual, building custom course packs, and adding additional content. When creating custom learning materials, you select only the content needed for your course, so your students are paying less - only for what they use. Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together to create a custom solution for you. Recommended Best Practice: Evaluate how much of the textbook content you are using after a few terms of teaching from the text. Decide which content you might want to remove and what you may want to add from new sources at Set up your own custom book and preview the completed version with no commitments.

Looking to go digital? Whether you are still in the early planning stages or ready to move from print to digital now, I can assist with this important transition by supporting all aspects of your digital migration. From platform selection and fulfillment, to implementing student and faculty readiness programs, let’s work together to develop an approach that meets your needs.

What is the importance of certification awareness?

Could your learners benefit from better study habits?


Custom & Digital Solutions

WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS builds students’ confidence because it takes the guesswork out of studying by providing students with a clear roadmap: what to do, how to do it, if they did it right. Learners will take more initiative so you’ll have greater impact on their achievement, in both the classroom and beyond. This interactive approach focuses on:

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Confidence Research shows that students experience anxiety over studying. That’s why we provide a structured learning environment that helps students focus on what to do, along with the support of immediate resources. Motivation To increase and sustain motivation, WileyPLUS helps students learn how to do it at a pace that’s right for them. Our integrated resources—available 24/7—function like a personal tutor, directly addressing each student’s demonstrated needs with specific problem-solving techniques. Success WileyPLUS helps to assure that each study session has a positive outcome by putting students in control. Through instant feedback and study objective reports, students know if they did it right, and where to focus next, so they achieve the strongest results. Visit to learn more.

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of WileyPLUS in Higher Education During the 2009-2010 academic year, a national efficacy study was conducted to evaluate the impact of WileyPLUS on students, instructors, and academic departments. The results prove that students participating in a course where WileyPLUS is required have a significantly better learning outcome at the end of the course. Read the full study at

How are your colleagues using learning technologies to improve the student experience?

Did you know collaborative learning can drive student engagement?


BSG Solutions & Services Market Trends & Curriculum Guides Whether you are looking to create a new program, revise an existing offering, or find new learning materials for your courses, our Market Trends & Curriculum Guides are designed to help you and your institution. Included in Every Guide: O*NET-SOC Codes Nature of the Work Work Environment Employment and Job Outlook Recommended Course Scope & Sequence Course Descriptions

Market Trends Job Duties Training and Education Earnings Associate’s, Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Program Descriptions Recommended Content & Media


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Personalized Client Website In order to provide a single point of access for all relevant information and services, we will create a custom website just for you. Your custom website will: 

Consolidate your textbook resources into one place using a universal username and password, giving you immediate access to all your resources without having to wait for approval through

Centralize a tailored list of recommended products and services relevant to you and your institution.

Provide immediate access to all Wiley support team members so you’ll always know who to contact.

Please contact me and we can build your site together.

What are the typical characteristics of your adult online learners, and how can you reach them most effectively?


Professional Development Programs Managing the Digital Transition

Best Practices in Online Learning

Reviewed by over 500 instructors and administrators, Managing the Digital Transition: Strategies for Planning, Teaching, and Learning, has received high marks for being publisher and platform agnostic, and for focusing on the true pedagogical impact of moving from print to digital on the teaching and learning experience.

Attended by over 7,000 administrators and instructors, our self-paced, complimentary virtual learning modules address current issues in online learning and arm instructors and administrators with a wealth of actionable information. 

Profile of the Online Learner

Interaction in an Online Environment

eBooks in Higher Education

Managing the Online Environment

Transformative Teaching and Learning Using eBooks

Pedagogical Strategies for Online Learning


eBooks and Transforming Research Practices

Persistence of the Adult Learning

The Social Construction of Knowledge Through eBooks

Instructional Strategies to Help Students Persist

Instruction Design for Online Learning

Outcomes-Based Curriculum

Register for our complimentary seminar series at

The Wiley Faculty Network is a global community of faculty connected by a passion for teaching and a drive to learn, share, and collaborate. Connect with your colleagues, find a Mentor, attend virtual and live events, and view a wealth of resources all designed to support excellence in teaching. The Spring Online Events Series will start on Monday, February 11. View the full schedule and register for this complimentary Online Event Series at

Wiley Learning Institute is the new, online professional development experience for higher education faculty and leaders. Participants gain access to inspiring workshops given by internationally recognized speakers, applied learning labs, coaching programs, and a robust community experience. Receive a 20% discount off all Wiley Learning Institute workshops. Enter code 0108W. View the full list of workshops at

New Spring Workshop Topics: Assessing Learning Designing Courses Engaging Students Leadership Research & Scholarship Department Chair Topics

Following the current dialog on outcomes-based learning and higher education? Register here to receive notification of seminars, workshops, and other resources from Wiley at


Featured Wiley Content Business (including Accounting , Business Administration, Management, and Marketing)

The All Access Pack includes WileyPLUS, a Wiley E-Text downloadable to any device, and the Textbook Problem Pack, which contains the end-ofchapter questions from the text. Perfect for today’s students who want their course materials to be accessible anytime, anywhere!

Computer Technology and Certification

Allied Health, Architecture and Design, Culinary and Hospitality, Visualizing, and more

Visit our Virtual Catalog for all your content needs:


About Us The Business Solutions Group is a dedicated services and solutions group within Wiley Global Education. We have earned a reputation as an innovative, hardworking, and effective leader in our market. Our success lies in our solutions-oriented, consultative partnership approach, and Wiley’s rich 200-plus-year-old publishing history. Learn more at

Founded in 1807

Seventh Wiley Generation

Three Unique Businesses: Global Education, Professional Development, STMS/ Wiley-Blackwell

$1.8B FY12. Ownership: NYSE JWa & JWb

5,000 employees worldwide

Wiley brands and imprints include: Bloomberg Press, Capstone, CliffsNotes, Culinary Institute of America, Fisher Investments Press, For Dummies, J.K. Lasser, Jacaranda, Jossey-Bass, Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC), Pfeiffer, Polity, RSMeans, Sybex, Teach Yourself Visually, Webster's New World, Wiley Custom Select, Wiley Faculty Network, Wiley Global Education, Wiley Learning Institute, Wiley Online Library, Wiley Visualizing, Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, WileyPLUS, Wrox

Wiley published such great writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Wiley has published the works of more than 400 Nobel Laureates

Liz Tomc Account Manager 877-591-7764, Select 1

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BSG Newsletter Spring 2013 - LT  
BSG Newsletter Spring 2013 - LT