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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces New Programs on Trunity eLearning Platform, Improving On- and Offline Access to Digital Curricula

BOSTON, MA — Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (NASDAQ: HMHC) and Trunity Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:TNTY) today announced the addition of new HMH digital curricula to the Trunity eLearning Platform, enabling on- and offline access to HMH programs for K-12 educators and students around the world.

“Access to strong educational content is one of the most powerful tools we have for overcoming economic and social challenges,” said Tim Cannon, Executive Vice President, International Markets and Global Strategic Alliances. “Our partnership with Trunity allows us to offer our dynamic, interactive digital content to customers in both on- and offline environments, which is particularly important in countries where students may not have reliable internet access.”

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s award-winning science programs Holt McDougal Physics, Holt McDougal Chemistry, and Science Fusion will be available in international markets fromSeptember 10, 2015. The launch of these new programs follows a successful full-year pilot with the Institute of Applied Technology in the United Arab Emirates during the 2014-2015 school year. 15 schools with over 4,000 students and 150 educators participated in the pilot, which resulted in stronger student and teacher engagement with digital content and increased demand for the upcoming academic year.

Utilizing Trunity’s powerful content management capabilities, HMH’s educational content can be organized to support numerous curriculum designs and requirements while incorporating a variety of rich, dynamic media such as videos, animations, and interactive lessons. Students on the platform are also able to collaborate in an engaging, social learning environment with administrators and educators, enabling greater interaction and an enhanced individual learning experience.

Additional benefits include:

  • Offline access to digital curriculum on multiple devices, meaning students can download individual chapters, including interactive multimedia resources and assignments, to use in offline environments within or outside the classroom;
  • The ability for schools and teachers to customize curriculum content to suit both regional and individual classroom needs;
  • A single, secure place to access all digital class content and programs, providing students and teachers with a truly integrated learning experience.

Trunity CEO and CFO, Nicole Fernandez-McGovern, added, “As Trunity’s relationship with HMH has continued to evolve and strengthen, we have gained invaluable knowledge and perspective on how best to leverage our combined technology-driven educational solutions to meet the unique needs of diverse school environments around the world. We are thrilled to now have HMH’s proven effective course offerings available to customers worldwide.”

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K-12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children’s books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com. Follow HMH on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Trunity Holdings, Inc.

Founded in 2009, Trunity Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB:TNTY) (“Trunity“) has developed a collaborative knowledge management, publishing and education delivery platform which provides an end-to-end solution for the rapidly growing eTextbook, eLearning and enterprise training marketplaces. As a result of the platform’s innovative multi-tenant cloud-based architecture, Trunity allows content from multiple sources to be assembled into customized Trubooks™ and courseware and delivered with real-time updates directly to the student on any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. The content powered by Trunity is seamlessly integrated with learning management, social collaboration, standards alignment, real-time analytics and royalty-tracking functionality. Trunity currently hosts a growing global community of over 4,300 expert contributors made up of top scientists and educators, who create peer-reviewed educational content. The Company’s clients include leading colleges, universities, K-12 schools, corporate enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Headquartered in Davie, Florida, Trunity has operations in North America and internationally. For more information, visit www.trunity.com.

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Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJennifer Berlin, 617-351-5270
Director, Corporate Communications
Trunity Holdings, Inc.Nicole Fernandez-McGovern, 305-609-8525

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