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January 25, 2022 | by Kelly Johnston |

North Park University Online Textbook Platform Boosts Affordability

180912_NPU_CampusLandscapesFromRoof_PDembinski-5112In a move to increase affordability for its socio-economically diverse student population, Chicago’s North Park University has made the move to an online course materials platform. The new initiative will enable the nearly 3,000 university students to access textbooks and course materials at a lower price.

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November 3, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

Mt. Hood Community College Accelerates Adoption of OER and Low-Cost Academic Resources

A leader in OER and content affordability, Oregon community college launches online bookstore to enhance student experience, improve affordability and boost retention

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July 27, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Launches Online Bookstore, Reducing Textbook Costs

SUNY_Nanotech_CenterNew York State’s high-tech state university is launching an online bookstore to enhance student experience and improve affordability. Our newest partnership with SUNY Poly, one of U.S News & World Report’s Best Value Colleges and Best Colleges for Veterans in the Regional Universities-North category in 2021, is part of a new initiative to reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its nearly 3,000 students. After a thorough competitive bidding process, the university selected Akademos to create a new online bookstore operation that will offer all required textbooks and course materials through an integrated eCommerce experience.

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July 15, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

Wabash College Continues to Raise the Bar on the Student Bookstore Experience

WabashWe are excited to announce that Wabash College has become our newest partner! The private men’s college in Crawfordsville, Indiana is moving to the Akademos course content platform this July. The nationally ranked college for best classroom experience and most accessible faculty, will continue to focus on affordability, support, and providing students with increasing value at the on-campus store.

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July 1, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

North Central University Launches Digital Initiative, Reducing Textbook Costs

North_Central_University_logoMinneapolis-based North Central University is moving their online bookstore to Akademos! Our newest partnership with the private, non-profit Christian university will tackle rising textbook costs and equip faculty with course-level analytics on student engagement. Named #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, North Central University today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its 1,100 students.

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June 8, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

Buena Vista University Providing Students Affordable, Online Purchase of Course Materials

BVUWe are delighted to announce our newest partner school! Buena Vista University, a private university in Storm Lake, Iowa, joins a growing list of higher education institutions transitioning from a brick-and-mortar operation to an eCommerce solution for course content management and delivery. We will be their technology partner in transitioning to the online model for course material sales. The University will continue to sell merchandise on campus at the new Lehnus Campus Spirit Store, at pop up shop events, and through its food service operator.

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