Not your average publisher.

Hands-on support every step of the way.

Our mission is simple: create customizable course materials for educators and offer those resources to students. 

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Great River Learning (GRL) began in 2005 with the goal of bringing college textbooks to the digital age. We focus on developing engaging publications by integrating videos, animations, and interactive exercises into the digital course material. We know most students don't read traditional 900-page textbooks - unless they're cramming for a test. Our next-generation digital textbooks are well designed, interactive, and media-rich to engage students where they are - online. Our employees are driven and passionate about excelling, learning, having fun, and making the world a better place by helping to improve the experience of both college-level students and professors.

Where in the world are GRL's partners?

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Meet Your Team

We are here to support you every step of the way.


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Project Development Coordinators

Project Development Coordinators (PDCs) focus their attention on broader development oversight and ensuring projects launch on time. This includes monitoring submissions of content, offering advice to the author(s) as appropriate, and facilitating any necessary (mid-stream) adjustments to the project’s short-term scope.


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Project Editors

Project Editors (PEs) focus on the development of new projects. They work with our entire editorial team to facilitate copyediting, permission clearance, and the development of interactive exercises. Once enough content has been submitted, Project Editors present a chapter prototype to ensure we are all on the same page with organization and aesthetics.


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Web Designers

Web Designers shape the overall design of the publication- enhancing each project’s aesthetics while maximizing usability. They also work to weave various multimedia objects (images, videos, animations, and interactive exercises) into the fabric of the narrative. Web Designers run internal accessibility audits to ensure all GRL publications meet the stringent accessibility standards as outlined in the WCAG.


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Permissions Editors

Permissions Editors facilitate permission clearance of any copyrighted material for each project, as well as negotiate any applicable usage fees.


Copy Editors

Copy editing services guarantee professional-level delivery and management of original content.

Come Work for GRL!

GRL and our family of companies are always hiring

A word from
our fans


Thanks for treating me like you do. I’m honored and very appreciative. My experience with GRL has obviously improved my classroom performance, and the world benefits from that. "

Rick Wilson

Author of Solving the Solver at Oklahoma State University

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