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Black River Technical College Partners with Akademos To Improve Textbook Affordability

The Akademos online bookstore and marketplace will offer BRTC students significant savings on course materials while enabling faculty to easily evaluate and adopt low-cost course material options

Black River Technical College (BRTC) has partnered with Akademos to
launch an brtc logo.jpgonline bookstore that will offer students substantial savings on course materials and enable faculty to evaluate and adopt low-cost course material options. Located in Pocahontas, Arkansas, BRTC is a public, two-year college committed to transforming lives and impacting the surrounding community through quality academic and career education.

New CFO Survey Highlights the Negative Impact Textbook Prices are Having on Student Success

43% of respondents report that high course material costs are having a significant impact on student retention, persistence and completion at their institutions.

New CFO Survey Highlights the Negative Impact Textbook Prices are Having on Student Success

Addressing textbook affordability continues to be a key challenge for colleges and universities across the nation. The high cost of course materials affect not only where students choose to shop for their textbooks and course materials, but if they purchase required materials at all — ultimately, affecting students’ preparedness and overall academic performance.

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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. 

Akademos_Curriculum_Services_logo.jpgAkademos Curriculum Development Services™ provides faculty with personal consultations on new learning models and course material choices that support faculty and student success by improving access to alternative, low-cost options.

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