Rockford University, a private liberal arts institution named as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review and a Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, is launching a a new online bookstore initiative powered by Akademos to reduce the cost of textbooks for their students. Our new partnership will also give faculty and administration access to integrated analytics tools designed to better track student engagement with course-level content and use data to support student success. Through integration with the university’s student accounts, financial aid, and learning management systems, students will have increased convenience and accessibility in one technology platform. Sodexo, the school's food service provider will operate a physical store on campus for merchandise and apparel.
Virginia Wesleyan, a private non-profit university in Norfolk, Virginia is launching a new initiative to enable students to access textbooks and course materials at a dramatically lower price. With the integration of Akademos' course content platform, faculty and administrators will also benefit from a suite of analytics and tools designed to better track student engagement and use data to support student success.
Goshen College, a nationally ranked college in Indiana, is launching an online campus store in efforts to reduce the overall out-of-pocket costs from purchasing textbooks. Our latest partnership will give Goshen students greater access to low-cost course materials and a competitive marketplace for course content purchasing. In addition to course materials, the store will offer a wide selection of Goshen College and Maple Leafs merchandise and apparel. Faculty and administrators will also benefit from a suite of analytics tools to better track student engagement and support student success.
When faced with something as unpredictable as the global pandemic, colleges and universities had to pivot their tech strategies rapidly to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Technology is the key to keep students learning and engaged on or off campus.
When students come back to a physical learning environment, there will be greater expectations of how they’re receiving their education. With an ever-growing list of technologies that can enhance the educational experience, now is the time to start planning what your institution can implement for summer, fall, and beyond. So, what should you look for when sorting through providers?
When it comes to getting work done, whether it’s “real world” work or classwork, everyone has preferences of how they like to get things done. For college students, it could be studying in a cube in the library or sitting at a table with friends. Some study better in their dorm while others can’t focus in their rooms. Those with a traditional job might prefer sitting in an office with the door closed or try to find an opportunity to work remotely.
At Akademos, we understand that the textbook and course materials landscape is always changing. There seems to be a new model that promotes textbook affordability for students everyday. In the midst of the rising popularity of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Inclusive Access (IA), equitable access is only just emerging. So what exactly is it, and how does it enable student success? Check out our infographic below!