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Digital Course Materials Are at a Tipping Point

students with tablet and computerTipping points can be defined by a series of changes, often small ones, that become critical enough to bring about an unstoppable change. The use of digital course materials in colleges and universities is already at its tipping point.

How to Win Students Back to the College Bookstore

Institutions are Gaining a Winning Edge by Transitioning to a
Virtual Course Materials Platform

Between 2006 and 2016, the cost of college textbooks increased by 73%, which was over four times the rate of inflation. (1)  Today, with individual textbook costs climbing to hundreds of dollars each, it should be no surprise that many students are looking outside of the school-sanctioned bookstore to find affordable sources when buying their course materials or, worse, not buying them at all. If college and university leaders hope to meet the growing needs of their student populations and scale for an increasingly digital future, they’ll need to address these trends.  

California Institute of Integral Studies Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

Unique platform and marketplace will provide the University with data to support student success and students with personalized service and affordable course materials

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) has selected Akademos CIIS Logo.jpgas its
online bookstore provider to help its students obtain considerable savings on
course 
materials. The Institute’s mission is to offer traditional degree programs that
are expanded through transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies, utilizing
face-to-face, hybrid and online pedagogical approaches. 

New eBook Available: The Future of Course Materials is Now

Akademos Exclusive Resource Reveals Use of Digital Course Materials at a Tipping Point Across Colleges and Universities 


 New Course Materials Platform (CMP) presented as a solution to help institutions thriveThe Future of Course Materials is Now eBook
in a dynamic and rapidly changing 
textbook and bookstore services marketplace

As the costs of college textbooks and course materials continue to rise, colleges and university leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring that they are developing the best resources to provide affordable, convenient and impactful solutions for their students. Today, we announced the release of an exciting new eBook, The Future of Course Materials is Now, which reveals that the use of digital course materials and services on college campuses is at a tipping point – and this accelerating trend towards digital course materials provides a clear path for educators to satisfy the demands of students today and provide valuable services that improve instruction and student success in the future.  

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