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Online Sales Leader Journey Education Marketing, Inc. Chosen To Handle Sales of ConceptShare Online Tool for Sharing Visual Projects

New ConceptShare Tool Dramatically Improves and Enriches Students’ Ability To Collaborate and Gather Feedback on Visual Projects

DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2009 – Journey Education Marketing, Inc. (JEM) launched North American sales of ConceptShare, a visual collaboration application for college instructors in design, computer animation and web design.  The web-based application allows instructors to provide students with clear, effective and timely feedback and project critiques. ConceptShare, Inc., selected JEM, the leading online marketer of software to K-12 and college education, as the exclusive reseller for its product in the education market. JEM will sell ConceptShare directly to college students and schools through its national dealer websites. 

The ConceptShare application dramatically improves how instructors deliver feedback and critiques on their students’ projects. Students upload their work – designs, computer animation, concept art, storyboards – to a private workspace and instructors can apply their comments and markups directly on the work, even on individual frames in a video file. ConceptShare provides a powerful suite of drawing and commenting tools that recreates the experience of marking up printouts, all through the convenience of a web browser. Students are able to “SEE” and understand the instructor’s feedback in context of the work being discussed. ConceptShare eliminates the ambiguity, frustration and ineffectiveness of delivering feedback and critiques by e-mail. ConceptShare ensures that the instructor’s feedback and critique is clear, concise and understood by the student.

ConceptShare was developed by creative professionals for creative professionals. Originally marketed to design agencies and computer animation studios, ConceptShare is now available to students, schools and institutions through JEM at a discounted academic price. For annual subscription pricing, visit www.JourneyEd.com, www.academicsuperstore.com, and www.gradware.com. For institution licenses, contact JEM at 800-874-9001. Free individual subscriptions are available to educators.

“Journey Education Marketing is proud to be the exclusive source for ConceptShare, Inc.’s groundbreaking product in North America,” said JEM’s Sr. Vice President of International and Business Development, Steve Ledbetter. “We have a large segment of customers who rely on us for the latest graphic design technology and who can all benefit from the convenience that ConceptShare delivers.”
           
“Expanding our sales to North America through Journey Education Marketing is important for ConceptShare, Inc.’s visual collaboration application. Used by some of the top design agencies, animation studios and game developers in the world, ConceptShare is quickly gaining adoption with design and computer animation schools across North America,” said Nish Patel, Chief Executive Officer of ConceptShare, Inc. “JEM’s online sales network is direct to the education market, reaching our target audience of college instructors and students who are seeking ways to significantly improve the effectiveness and impact of feedback and project critiques.”  
           
Journey Education Marketing, Inc. (JEM) is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and college academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. With the addition of the popular K-12 education reseller CCV Software to its business in Feb. 2008, JEM expanded from serving only higher education into the K-12 market. It acquired online retailer Academic Superstore in Jan. 2009. JEM’s Academic eStore Network (AEN), which includes more than 22,000 online stores, offers thousands of market-leading software and technology products, including those published by Microsoft and Adobe, at discounts of up to 85 percent off retail prices to the education community.