Kelly Johnston

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Inclusive Access - What it is, What it Does, and How it Helps Students Succeed

Students desire cost savings and convenience. Faculty desire flexibility and academic freedom. But above all, everyone wants to see students succeed. Inclusive Access is transforming learning by enabling students to easily access affordable textbooks and more from the first day of class.

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Akademos Announces Partnership with OPSU to Provide State-of-the-Art Course Materials Platform

This partnership will better serve students with a new experience for purchasing course materials

We are happy to announce our newest partnership with Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) to provide students access to low-cost textbooks through a new online bookstore and course materials platform. A part of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a national leader among regional universities with a mission rooted in “progress through knowledge.” Removing the barriers to affordability and accessibility, the online bookstore will empower the OPSU community of students with an accessible solution that can fully support their commitment to academic affordability. The new OPSU online bookstore launched to support students for the fall 2020 semester.

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Students Struggling to Access the Right Technology? We Can Help.

Offering Dell technology through the Akademos course materials platform provides options for low-income and remote students

Working closely with our partner schools, we have seen that having the right materials at affordable prices doesn’t just mean textbooks and other course materials. If students lack the right technology - laptops, software, dependable internet access - they can struggle just as much as they would without course materials. This is especially true for students in rural areas and low-income families who don’t have the resources to buy their own or travel to school or the library to use technology labs. Add a global pandemic on top of that and you have a whole new subset of students who may not be able to get to campus for class, never mind the campus store or library. Integrating Dell offerings directly into the online bookstore has provided much needed support and accessibility for all students. You may say, what is the big deal about offering technology through an online bookstore? Isn’t that a given? For Akademos, it’s not just about what is offered, but why. And more importantly, how can we assure everyone who needs it, gets it.

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Northeast Iowa Community College Selects Akademos’ Platform to Manage Course Materials

The new partnership offers students a personalized, convenient online platform for course materials

We are excited to announce our newest partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College, the leading higher education and training institution of northeast Iowa. They have chosen to partner with us to bring an exciting virtual course materials experience to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The new online bookstore will support the college’s 4,500 students beginning spring 2021 term.

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New & Enhanced Features, Products, and eCommerce Capabilities

Akademos continues to elevate the college and university online bookstore and course materials platform experience

We value our commitment to being responsive to your needs, making it a priority to listen and become a trusted partner, and build the products and support systems you need to succeed. As a part of our effort to provide industry-leading service to our partners, our team has been hard at work transforming the Akademos platform and developing a modern, easy to navigate user experience. Here are just some of the new products and features that make our platform the all-in-one solution it is today!

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Engaging Adaptive Learning Courseware Now Available Through the Akademos Platform

The new course material options and integrated customization tools provide additional sources of accessible high-quality, low-cost resources for faculty

Continuing our mission to provide faculty and students with effective high-quality, low-cost course materials, we are proud to introduce OER+ to our platform. OER+ brings advanced customization and adaptive learning courseware to our growing list of adoption resources. Through a new integrated user experience with CogBooks, a leading provider of custom adaptive learning materials, our partner schools have access to a sophisticated courseware system that enhances OER content with highly interactive learning modules. Through intelligent algorithms, this courseware adapts to the unique needs of each student, enabling for more effective studying and classroom preparedness.

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