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People everywhere are becoming more connected and trends in education are shifting. That makes anticipating and embracing these changes crucial for an organisation like Macmillan Education.

Since the very beginning, we've embraced digital publishing across our education business, continuously investing in cutting-edge digital content for our teachers, students and institutions to provide flexible, quality solutions that bring together print and digital. From blended learning platforms and learning management systems for the ‘flipped classroom’ to award-winning smartphone apps, and from digital course books to online resources and workbooks, we offer something for everyone, whatever their desired learning outcomes.


LaunchPad is an interactive online product that accompanies many of our best-selling higher education textbooks and helps students achieve better results. Our goal is to increase their confidence by providing a place where they can read, study, practice, complete homework, and more. LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve, our adaptive quizzing resource, to engage students and develop their understanding.

Lecturers can choose from curated pre-built units that are easy to assign or adapt with their own material, such as chapter readings, video, animations, simulations, quizzes, discussion groups and more. LaunchPad also provides access to a gradebook that gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments, to help provide individual support as needed.

Offering a truly intuitive and streamlined interface for lecturers and students, LaunchPad allows students to focus on progressing through their personalised learning journey in a sociable and engaging way, whilst providing lecturers with access to high quality teaching and learning resources to integrate into their course. Use LaunchPad on its own or integrate it with your institution’s learning management system for a complete, embedded teaching and learning experience.


skills4studycampus is our fully interactive study skills resource, based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook. Designed to help students develop and hone the study skills they need to succeed, it delivers cost effective study skills support, suitable for students on all courses and all levels.

Cite them right online

Cite them right online will help students to understand the importance of referencing accurately in their academic work, as well as build references for just about any source. This comprehensive, interactive resource, developed from the bestselling book Cite Them Right by Richard Pears and Graham Shields, instills confidence in students when tackling the crucial academic skill of referencing.

Social Work Toolkit

The Social Work Toolkit helps students develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence they need to succeed on their course and throughout their placements. Our extensive range of resources, including videos, case studies, book chapters and expert opinion articles provide support whenever required, on or off campus.

Macmillan Explorers

Explorers provide university students and academics with unlimited access to a wealth of comprehensive, high quality e-Textbooks.
Explorers support teaching and learning in Computer Science, History, Literature, Political Science and Social Work. Each one includes 175-200 titles.
Developed to meet the needs of students and practitioners seeking to excel in their studies, they include textbooks from leading authors in the field.
Titles are curated into groupings based on key areas of study that form a 3/4 year undergraduate degree programme.
They offer enhanced functionality and user experience in support of superior teaching and learning.

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