University Launching Innovative Campus Store Model

University to run new campus store as it moves course materials online with Akademos

We are excited to announce that after a thorough, competitive search, Ferris State University has chosen Akademos as its technology partner to launch a new hybrid bookstore model. Using Akademos’ premier course content platform, Michigan-based Ferris, along with Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, will move course material sales online while running an on-campus store for branded merchandise and apparel.

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March 11, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston |

Fontbonne University Moving to Student-Focused Campus Store Platform

We are excited to share our newest partnership with Fontbonne University! The private university in Clayton, MO, committed to transforming education, selected Akademos’ premier course content platform to support their 1,200 students with innovative technology and better access to low-cost textbooks and popular merchandise. This partnership and summer 2021 launch of the new online store is the first step of many positive changes planned for the university in the coming months. 

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February 22, 2021 | by Raj Kaji | in Course Materials, Thought Leadership

Management of The Spectrum of Course Materials

When we speak with prospective clients or work with academic peers, they often tell us their top goal is to lower costs for students. Yet when we dive deeper into what students’ average cost is today and what their objective is, they are often unaware of their current metrics and don’t have a crisp definition of success.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Using a course materials strategy to improve academic performance and financial stability

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Eastern Mennonite University Optimizes Affordability and Convenience

We are excited to share our newest partnership with Eastern Mennonite University! EMU is working hard to help support students both academically and financially in this rapidly changing educational environment. The private liberal arts university in Virginia, historically known for its commitment to educating leaders who value peace, justice, and intercultural engagement, will bring additional long-term benefits to students through our course materials platform. The new online bookstore is set to launch to support the summer 2021 term. 

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December 29, 2020 | by Kelly Johnston | in Commentary, Course Materials

2021 and the Future of Course Materials & Course Content

For twenty years, we have focused on reinventing the higher education bookstore model. From developing the first used book marketplace and accepting financial aid for all book types, to preparing schools for the transition to digital and integrating with OER based adaptive courseware, we have made it our mission to provide students with easy access to affordable course materials. 2020 has shown us that students require a state-of-the-art online bookstore and course materials platform. Technology is a necessity now more than ever.

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