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UWF Survey Shows That High Cost of College Textbooks Undermines Student Success

University of West Florida survey reveals that textbook affordability continues to be a key determining factor in student preparedness and academic success.

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The results of a recently released survey, 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Report conducted by the Office of Distance Learning and tudent Services of the University of West Florida’s Virtual Campus, shows that the high costs of college course materials continues to undermine student access, student preparedness & academic success. 

Out of the 22,000+ Florida students surveyed, over half of them (66.6%) said they did not purchase the required textbooks for their courses because they were too costly

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University of Great Falls Partners with Akademos To Lower Textbook Cost

Akademos' online bookstore solution will offer UGF students significant savings on textbooks while enabling faculty to easily evaluate and adopt low-cost textbook and course material options Image result for university of great falls

University of Great Falls (UGF) has joined Akademos' fast-growing list of partner schools. University of Great Falls, a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts university based in Great Falls, Montana, offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees through both onsite and distance learning.Starting Spring 2017, UGF students can shop for textbooks in new, used, rental and eBook formats on any device using a custom-branded version of the mobile-optimized Akademos online bookstore. Students can save an average of 60% off the list price of their textbooks and course materials using Akademos’ exclusive marketplace of over 18MM unique titles.

eBook Available: Future-Proof Your College Bookstore

New eBook provides valuable insights on bookstore models that address and TEST ebook.jpgsupport textbook textbook affordability, accessibility and student success.

Today, we announced the release of an exciting new eBook highlighting bookstore models that help institutions better meet the growing student demands for lower-cost textbooks and course materials, more choice and greater convenience. The eBook uncovers new insights on the future of college bookstores and strategies that can effectively compete with low-cost third party websites and support an institution’s transition to digital learning materials.
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Akademos Launches Curriculum Development Services for College Faculty

Our partnership with NobleStream provides faculty with individual consultations for the selection of innovative, low-cost textbooks and course materials. 

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Webinar Materials: Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability

We've received a lot of positive feedback from college and university administrators who Davenport University and Roanoke College Provide Insight on Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability
attended Tuesday's webinar 
on proven strategies for addressing textbook affordability and bookstore services. The event featured an insightful discussion with Davenport University and Roanoke College about how they've used new college bookstore strategies to lower textbook costs, improve bookstore sales and increase student satisfaction.

Webinar: Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability

Registration is now open for a new webinar featuring two progressive institutions, Related imageDavenport Univerity and Roanoke College, that have successfully used new strategies to lower textbook costs, improve bookstore sales and increase student satisfaction.

Our webinar, Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordabilityon August 9 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST, will review insights from our recent college student survey on course material purchasing behavior & online bookstore services.

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