Two textbooks received the 2022 textbook awards
Chandler, Ariz., April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zovi (Nasdaq: ZVO), an education technology services company, today announced that two of its textbooks have received awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). The TAA is a national organization dedicated to supporting authors of textbooks and colleges. Each year, the organization’s annual awards draw submissions from publishers and authors everywhere United States. Edited by Zovio, Organizational development: an action-research approach by Laura Beerma received the 2022 Textbook Excellence Award, and Introduction to labor law by Gwen Seaquist received the 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award.
“These awards recognize our commitment to creating and delivering quality educational products and services to our university partners and the students they serve,” said Randy Hendricks, CEO of Zovio. “Congratulations to Zovio teammates Laura L. Bierema and Gwen Seaquistwho is the author of the award-winning books.”
Textbook authors and subject matter experts complete the TAA selection process. Entries are evaluated on pedagogy, content, scholarship, writing, appearance, and design. The first Zovio manual honored by TAA is Organizational development: an action-research approach by Laura Beerma (University of Georgia), which received a 2022 Textbook Excellence Award, recognizing the excellence of current textbooks and learning materials. The judges described the book as “an asset to higher education” and “very effective”. Zovio’s second award-winning manual is Introduction to labor law by Gwen Seaquist (Ithaca College). The law textbook received an award 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award, which recognizes excellence in first-edition textbooks and learning materials. The judges noted that the text “takes the best of textbook writing and puts it into one book. The content is presented in an engaging way that will make it easy for even the most hesitant learner to learn about the subject.” “.
The Forbes School of Business and Technology® at University of Arizona Global Campus purchased both texts to support student learning in undergraduate business programs. “We are thrilled with the recognition of these texts and congratulate the authors and the Zovio team on this esteemed honor,” said UAGC Senior Vice President and Vice President Dr. Sarah Steinberg.
As an educational technology service provider, Zovio partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver a suite of innovative solutions and learning experiences that support student success and help institutions carry out their missions.
Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. The Zovio network, including Fullstack Academy and TutorMe, leverages its core strengths to meet priority market needs with educational technology services. Using proprietary advanced data analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to improve the learner experience and drive strong results for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio’s goal is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit www.zovio.com.
About the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)
The Association of Authors of School and University Textbooks (TAA) offers a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of journal articles and scholarly books. www.TAAonline.net
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